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2018 | 7 | 1 | 128-131

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Book Review: Zana Vathi, Russell King (2017), Return Migration and Psychosocial Wellbeing: Discourses, Policy-Making and Outcomes for Migrants and Their Families


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A new book entitled Return Migration and Psychosocial Wellbeing, edited by Zana Vathi and Russell King (2017), aims to address the blind spot of psychosocial wellbeing in return migration research. It does so by tackling two assumptions that underpin much academic work and dominate policy discourse on return migration.




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