International Migration, Development and Human Wellbeing by Katie Wright

International Migration, Development and Human Wellbeing

byKatie Wright

Hardcover | October 26, 2012

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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.

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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.
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Title:International Migration, Development and Human WellbeingFormat:HardcoverDimensions:168 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.03 inPublished:October 26, 2012Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan UKLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230248284

ISBN - 13:9780230248281

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Migrating for a Better Life?
Contextualizing Human Wellbeing in London and Madrid
International Migration and Human Wellbeing in London and Madrid
How do Constructions of Human Wellbeing Travel? Investigating the Global Interconnectedness of Human Wellbeing Outcomes between London, Madrid and Peru
Conclusions and Implications for Theory and Policy

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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.