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ISBN: 1845457080 / ISBN-13: 9781845457082

Pursuits of Happiness: Well-Being in Anthropological Perspective

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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 ... Show synopsis

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  • Pursuits of Happiness: Well-Being in Anthropological Perspective (Berghahn Books) – Trade paperback (2009)
    by Gordon Mathews (Editor), Carolina Izquierdo (Editor)

    Pursuits of Happiness: Well-Being in Anthropological Perspective

    Trade paperback, Berghahn Books
    2009
    English
    278 pages

    ISBN: 1845457080
    ISBN-13: 9781845457082

    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 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. ... Show more

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