Pursuits of Happiness : Well-Being in Anthropological Perspective.

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-beingdefined as "the optimal state for an individual, a community, and a society"and the comparison of well-being within...

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Main Author: Mathews, Gordon.
Other Authors: Izqueirdo, Carolina.
Format: Electronic
Language:English
Published: New York : Berghahn Books, Inc., 2008.
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Summary: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-beingdefined as "the optimal state for an individual, a community, and a society"and the comparison of well-being within and across societies is a new and important area for anthropological inquiry. Distinctly different in different places, but also reflecting our common humanity, well-being is intimately linked to the idea of happiness and its pursuits. Noted anthropological researchers have come together in this volume to.
Physical Description:1 online resource (288 pages)
ISBN:9781845458775
184545877X