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Life Within Limits: Well-Being in a World of Want

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  • Life Within Limits: Well-Being in a World of Want (Duke University Press) – Trade paperback (2011)
    by Michael Jackson

    Life Within Limits: Well-Being in a World of Want

    Trade paperback, Duke University Press
    2011
    English
    230 pages

    ISBN: 0822349159
    ISBN-13: 9780822349150

    The sense that well-being remains elusive, transitory, and unevenly distributed is felt by the rich as well as the poor, and in all societies. To explore this condition of existential dissatisfaction, the anthropologist Michael Jackson travelled to Sierra Leone, described in a recent UN report as the "least livable" country in the world. There he revisited the village where he did his first ethnographic fieldwork in 1969-70 and lived in 1979. Jackson writes that Africans have always faced forces from without that imperil ... Show more

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