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The practices of happiness : political economy, religion and wellbeing

Author: John R Atherton; Elaine L Graham; Ian Steedman
Publisher: Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2011.
Series: Routledge frontiers of political economy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Bringing together leading voices from the fields of economics, theology and ethics, this book considers the contribution of religion to social capital through critical dialogue with mainstream economics and other social sciences.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John R Atherton; Elaine L Graham; Ian Steedman
ISBN: 9780415550970 0415550971 9780203846902 0203846907 9780415746830 0415746833
OCLC Number: 422754381
Description: xviii, 276 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introductory essay : developing an overview as context and future / John Atherton --
Economic theory and happiness / Ian Steedman --
Happiness, welfare and capabilities / Carl-Henric Grenholm --
Happiness through thrift : the contribution of business to human wellbeing / Peter Heslam --
Happiness, work and Christian theology / Peter Sedgwick --
Happiness isn't working, but it should be / Malcolm Brown --
Challenging inequality in a post-scarcity era : christian contributions to egalitarian trends / John Atherton --
Fair trade and human wellbeing / Michael Northcott --
Religion and happiness : perspectives from the psychology of religion, positive psychology and empirical theology / Leslie Francis --
Ethnographic insights into happiness / Jonathan Miles-Watson --
Institutions, organisations and wellbeing / Tony Berry --
Religion, family form and the question of happiness / Adrian Thatcher --
Mental health, spirituality and religion / Peter Gilbert --
The "one in the morning" knock : exploring the connections between faith, participation and wellbeing / Christopher Baker --
Crime, wellbeing and society : reflections on social, 'anti-social' and 'restorative' capital / Christopher Jones --
Supporting offenders : a faith based initiative / Charlotte Lorimer --
Human happiness as a common good : clarifying the issues / Patrick Riordan --
Being well in creation / John Rodwell --
The "virtuous circle" : religion and the practices of happiness / Elaine Graham --
Well being or resilience? blurred encounters between theory and practice / John Reader.
Series Title: Routledge frontiers of political economy.
Responsibility: edited by John Atherton, Elaine Graham and Ian Steedman.
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