International Migration, Development and Human Wellbeing (Rethinking International Development) (Hardcover)

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International Migration, Development and Human Wellbeing (Rethinking International Development) (Hardcover)

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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.
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.

Product Details ISBN: 9780230248281
ISBN-10: 0230248284
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: October 26th, 2012
Pages: 155
Language: English
Series: Rethinking International Development

'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.