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Pursuits of happiness : well-being in anthropological perspective

Author: Gordon Mathews
Publisher: New York : Berghahn, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1. pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Why anthropology can ill afford to ignore well-being / Neil Thin -- Is a measure of cultural well-being possible or desirable? / Benjamin Nick Colby -- Well-being among the Matsigenka of the Peruvian Amazon : health, missions, oil, and "progress" / Carolina Izquierdo -- Embodied selves and social selves : aboriginal well-being in rural New South Wales, Australia / Daniela Heil -- The shifting landscape of Cree  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon Mathews
ISBN: 9781845457082 1845457080 9781845454487 1845454480
OCLC Number: 723442194
Description: x, 278 Seiten
Contents: Introduction: Anthropology, Happiness, and Well-Being Gordon Mathews and Carolina Izquierdo PART I: THEORETICAL BACKGROUND Chapter 1. Why Anthropology Can Ill Afford to Ignore Well-Being Neil Thin Chapter 2. Is a Measure of Cultural Well-Being Possible or Desirable? Benjamin Nick Colby PART II: WELL-BEING IN SMALL-SCALE SOCIETIES Chapter 3. Well-Being Among the Matsigenka of the Peruvian Amazon: Health, Missions, Oil, and ProgressA" Carolina Izquierdo Chapter 4. Embodied Selves and Social Selves: Aboriginal Well-Being in Rural New South Wales, Australia Daniela Heil Chapter 5. The Shifting Landscape of Cree Well-Being Naomi Adelson PART III: WELL-BEING, CULTURE AND THE STATE Chapter 6. Well-Being: Lessons from India Steve Derne Chapter 7. Well-Being, Cultural Pathology, and Personal Rejuvenation in a Chinese City, 1981- 2005 William Jankowiak Chapter 8. Finding and Keeping a Purpose in Life: Well-Being and Ikigai in Japan and Elsewhere Gordon Mathews PART IV: NEW ANTHROPOLOGICAL DIRECTIONS Chapter 9. Pleasure Experienced: Well-Being and the Japanese Bath Scott Clark Chapter 10. Selfscapes of Well-Being in a Rural Indonesian Village Douglas Hollan Chapter 11. Well-Being and Sustainability of Daily Routines: Families with Children with Disabilities in the United States Thomas S. Weisner Conclusion: Towards an Anthropology of Well-Being Gordon Mathews and Carolina Izquierdo Tables Figures Index
Responsibility: edited by Gordon Mathews and Carolina Izquierdo.
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Anthropology has long shied away from examining how human beings may lead happy and fulfilling lives. This book, however, shows that the ethnographic examination of well-being-defined as the optimal  Read more...

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