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The changing nature of happiness : an in-depth study of a town in North West England 1938-2016

Author: Sandie McHugh
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2017] ©2017
Series: Palgrave pivot.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book shines a light on the meaning of happiness and how public perceptions of it have changed over time. A question that has engaged philosophers from the days of Aristotle, happiness is a subject of growing academic interest, and its recent integration into government policy is provoking increased debate into its definition and nature. Sandie McHugh and her associates build on the work of social anthropologist  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sandie McHugh
ISBN: 9783319656502 3319656503
OCLC Number: 1012598875
Description: xv, 152 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Contents: Editor's introduction and summary of chapters / Sandie McHugh --
Happiness down the ages: theory and philosophy / Martin Guha and Jerome Carson --
Enjoyment and happiness / John Haworth --
Happiness in Worktown in 1938 and Bolton 2014 / Sandie McHugh --
Happiness perceptions - a comparison 1938 and 2014 / Sandie McHugh and Jerome Carson --
Leisure in Worktown / Robert Snape --
Observations in a set situation: children's experiences in Worktown/Bolton / Matthew Watson and Linda Withey --
Conclusions and afterthoughts / Sandie McHugh.
Series Title: Palgrave pivot.
Responsibility: Sandie McHugh, editor ; Foreword by Professor Sir Cary Cooper.

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This unique study is a useful tool in the understanding and study of happiness, offering invaluable insights for scholars and practitioners working in the fields of social psychology, positive  Read more...

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