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Happiness riddle and the quest for a good life

Author: Mark Cieslik
Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
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This book examines the meaning of happiness in Britain today, and observes that although we face challenges such as austerity, climate change and disenchantment with politics, we continue to be interested in happiness and living well. The author illustrates how happiness is a far more contested, social process than is often portrayed by economists and psychologists, and takes issue with sociologists who often regard  Read more...
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Cieslik, Mark.
Happiness riddle and the quest for a good life.
[London] : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017]
(DLC) 2016958025
(OCoLC)952789413
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark Cieslik
ISBN: 9781137318824 1137318821
OCLC Number: 964545658
Description: 1 online resource (x, 235 pages)
Contents: Introduction : the happiness riddle --
Philosophy and the history of happiness --
The economics of happiness --
Positive psychology and happiness --
Psychoanalytical theory and happiness --
Sociological approaches to happiness --
Happines and young people --
The 'thirty somethings' : happiness in the late twenties and thirties --
Happiness in mid life --
Happiness in old age --
Conclusions : making sense of the happiness riddle.
Responsibility: Mark Cieslik.

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