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Wherewithal of LifeEthics, Migration, and the Question of Well-Being$
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Michael Jackson

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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Wherewithal of Life

Michael Jackson

University of California Press

Fieldwork among Sierra Leoneans in London: existential and ethical dilemmas of leaving one’s homeland to seek a better life abroad; the meaning of mobility, metamorphosis and mutation in human life; a phenomenological approach to migration; the question of “life itself”; tensions between the legal, moral, and ethical dimensions of the migrant experience; ethics and intersubjectivity in Ricoeur, Levinas, and Sartre; “ordinary ethics” in recent anthropological writing; ethics in Kuranko storytelling.

Keywords:   Sierra Leone, ethical dilemmas, intersubjectivity, mobility, life itself

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