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The practices of happiness : Political economy, religion and wellbeing

Author: Ian Steedman; John R Atherton; Elaine L Graham
Publisher: London : Routledge, 2011
Series: Routledge frontiers of political economy, 132
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There is growing evidence that rising levels of prosperity in Western economies since 1945 have not been matched by greater incidences of reported well-being and happiness. Indeed, material affluence is often accompanied instead by greater social and individual distress. A growing literature within the humanities and social sciences is increasingly concerned to chart not only the underlying trends in recorded levels
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Steedman; John R Atherton; Elaine L Graham
ISBN: 9780415550970 0415550971 9780203846902 0203846907
OCLC Number: 768467472
Description: 276 s
Contents: Introductory essay: developing an overview as context and future John Atherton Part 1: Political Economy 1. Economic theory and happiness Ian Steedman 2. Happiness, welfare and capabilities Carl-Henric Grenholm 3. Happiness through thrift: The contribution of business to human wellbeing Peter Heslam 4. Happiness, work and Christian theology Peter Sedgwick 5. Happiness isn't working, but it should be Malcolm Brown 6. Challenging inequality in a post-scarcity era: Christian contributions to egalitarian trends John Atherton 7. Fair trade and human wellbeing Michael Northcott Part 2: Contributions to Other Social Sciences 8. Religion and happiness: perspectives from the psychology of religion, positive psychology and empirical theology Leslie Francis 9. Ethnographic insights into happiness Jonathan Miles-Watson 10. Institutions, organisations and wellbeing Tony Berry 11. Religion, family form and the question of happiness Adrian Thatcher12. Mental health, spirituality and religion Peter Gilbert 13. The 'one in the morning' knock: exploring the connections between faith, participation and wellbeing Christopher Baker 14. Crime, wellbeing and society: Reflections on social, 'anti-social' and 'restorative' capital Christopher Jones 15. Supporting offenders: A faith based initiative Charlotte Lorimer Part 3: Reflections on Foundations 16. Human happiness as a common good: clarifying the issues Patrick Riordan 17. Being well in creation John Rodwell 18. The 'virtuous circle': Religion and the practices of happiness Elaine Graham 19 Well being --
or resilience? Blurred encounters between theory and practice John Reader
Series Title: Routledge frontiers of political economy, 132

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