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Values of Happiness

Author: Harry Walker
Publisher: [Erscheinungsort nicht ermittelbar] HAU Books 2016
Edition/Format:   eBook : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
How people conceive of happiness reveals much about who they are and the values they hold dear. Drawing on ethnographic insights from diverse field sites around the world, this book offers a unique window onto the ways in which people grapple with fundamental questions about how to live and what it means to be human. Developing a distinctly anthropological approach concerned less with gauging how happy people are  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Walker
ISBN: 9780986132575 0986132578
OCLC Number: 1135345690
Language Note: English
Reproduction Notes: Online-Ausg.
Description: 1 Online-Ressource (1 electronic resource (Seiten))

Abstract:

How people conceive of happiness reveals much about who they are and the values they hold dear. Drawing on ethnographic insights from diverse field sites around the world, this book offers a unique window onto the ways in which people grapple with fundamental questions about how to live and what it means to be human. Developing a distinctly anthropological approach concerned less with gauging how happy people are than with how happiness figures as an idea, mood, and motive in everyday life, the book explores how people strive to live well within challenging or even hostile circumstances. The contributors explore how happiness intersects with dominant social values as well as an array of aims and aspirations that are potentially conflicting, demonstrating that not every kind of happiness is seen as a worthwhile aim or evaluated in positive moral terms

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