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International migration, development and human wellbeing /
Katie Wright.
imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
description
xii, 155 p. ; 23 cm.
ISBN
0230248284 (hbk.), 9780230248281 (hbk.)
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imprint
Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
isbn
0230248284 (hbk.)
9780230248281 (hbk.)
catalogue key
8724058
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 137-145) and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Katie Wright is Senior Lecturer in International Development at the University of East London, UK. Her research focuses on gender, human wellbeing, international migration, microfinance, sustainable livelihoods and Latin America.
Reviews
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'This innovative book by Katie Wright provides a much needed new perspective on the interrelations between international migration, development and wellbeing. It manages to skillfully combine fascinating empirical insights from the lives of migrants with a new conceptual approach to international migration that focuses on human wellbeing. This book will appeal to a very wide audience of migration and development scholars and serves as a major contribution to contemporary understandings of the experiences of international migrants.' - Professor Cathy McIlwaine, Queen Mary, University of London, UK. 'This rich comparative and multi-sited investigation of international migration goes beyond the narrow focus of traditional economic perspectives, providing a holistic and perceptive approach that foregrounds migrants' understandings of and quest for wellbeing and happiness.' - Professor Manuel A. Vásquez, University of Florida, USA.
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Summaries
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Wright applies human wellbeing theory to the case of international migration, drawing on empirical research on Peruvian migrants in London and Madrid and their families and close friends in Peru
Main Description
Katie Wright explores how human wellbeing is constructed and how it 'travels' across spatial boundaries. She draws on empirical research, undertaken with Peruvian migrants based in London and Madrid and their Peru-based relatives and close friends to explore how human wellbeing is constructed and how it 'travels' transnationally.
Long Description
Katie Wright discusses the concept of 'living well' exploring how human wellbeing is constructed and how it 'travels' across spatial boundaries. Drawing on empirical research, undertaken with Peruvian migrants based in London and Madrid, she investigates the needs that migrants themselves identify in their attempts to 'live well'. By next examining the perspectives of their Peru-based relatives and close friends, she moves the analysis beyond consideration of how wellbeing is constructed in particular locations to consider inter-subjective impacts of this migration and the global interconnectedness of human wellbeing outcomes.
Table of Contents
List of Tablesp. vi
Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Introductionp. 1
Migrating for a Better Life?p. 8
Contextualising Human Wellbeing in London and Madridp. 33
International Migration and Human Wellbeing in London and Madridp. 50
How Do Constructions of Human Wellbeing Travel between London, Madrid and Peru?p. 85
Conclusions and Implications for Theory and Policyp. 125
Notesp. 136
Referencesp. 137
Indexp. 146
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