04. November 2015 · Comments Off on MU Parthenon News on #SAS2016WV · Categories: Event, News

Taylor Poling of Marshall University’s Parthenon News does great on Hoey’s commitment to anthropology, the Marshall-Huntington community, and preparations for a conference to showcase this commitment in April 2016.

Parthenon article on Dr. Hoey’s Position as Conference Chair for SAS 2016 (PDF)

Parthenon article on Dr. Hoey’s Position as Conference Chair for SAS 2016

16. June 2015 · Comments Off on 51st Annual Meeting of the Southern Anthropological Society – Hosted by Brian A. Hoey in Huntington, West Virginia — April 2016 · Categories: Event, News

Start planning ahead for the 51st Annual Meeting of the Southern Anthropological Society that I am hosting here in Huntington, West Virginia from Thursday 07 through Saturday 09 April. This is a four-field meeting (archaeological, biological, cultural, and linguistic anthropologies) that is open and welcoming to non-anthropologists doing related work.  You don’t need to come from “the South” to attend! In fact, this low-cost, regional meeting geared to help students and young scholars present their work is well situated in 2016 to reach people well above the Maxon-Dixon line. Check out the SAS website for more information: Annual Meeting of the SAS in 2016.



14. May 2014 · Comments Off on New Book Chapter on Migration in the United States · Categories: News, Publication

Theorising the ‘Fifth Migration’ in the United States: Understanding Lifestyle Migration from an Integrated Approach

Find my chapter on "Theorising the Fifth Migration" in this collection.

Find my chapter on “Theorising the Fifth Migration” in this collection.

15. August 2013 · Comments Off on NEW Book: Opting for Elsewhere · Categories: News, Publication

Do you get told what the good life is, or do you figure it out for yourself?

Posed by a middle-aged lifestyle migrant who left a corporate career, this question invokes the theme of Opting for Elsewhere that emerges from stories of people who chose relocation as a way of redefining themselves and reordering work, family, and personal priorities. This is a book about the impulse to start over.  The accounts presented involve new expressions of old dreams, understandings, and ideals.  Whether downshifting from stressful careers or the victims of downsizing from jobs lost in a surge of economic restructuring, lifestyle migrants seek refuge in places that seem to resonate with an idealized, potential self.   Choosing the option of elsewhere and moving as a means of remaking self through sheer force of will are basic facets of American character forged in its history as a developing nation of immigrants with a seemingly ever-expanding frontier. Stories told here are parts of a larger moral story about what constitutes the good life at a time of economic uncertainty coupled with shifting social categories and cultural meanings. Brian Hoey provides an evocative illustration of the ways these sweeping changes impact people and the places that they live and work as well as how both react—devising strategies for either coping with or challenging the status quo.  This stirring portrait of starting over in the heartland of America will initiate fruitful discussion about where we are going next as an emerging postindustrial society.  Available from from Vanderbilt University Press. There are several online retailers for the book including Amazon,  You can also provide publication information to your local, independent bookseller.