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Wherewithal of Life: Ethics, Migration, and the Question of Well-Being

Michael Jackson

Abstract

Through extensive conversations with three key informants—from Uganda, Burkina Faso, and Mexico—in Copenhagen, Amsterdam, and Cambridge, MA, Jackson compares and contrasts what is at stake for each person in migrating from the global south in search of fulfillment and a future. These life stories dramatize, in often harrowing detail, a number of ethical and existential issues that will be familiar to everyone, if for no other reason than that the vicissitudes of attachment, separation, loss, and renewal are unavoidable aspects of every human life. Whether planned or accidental, desired or drea ... More

Keywords: ethics, migration, social mobility, well-being, happiness

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780520276703
Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2014 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520276703.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michael Jackson, author

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