The Resource Pursuits of happiness : well-being in anthropological perspective, edited by Gordon Mathews and Caroline Izquierdo

Pursuits of happiness : well-being in anthropological perspective, edited by Gordon Mathews and Caroline Izquierdo

Label
Pursuits of happiness : well-being in anthropological perspective
Title
Pursuits of happiness
Title remainder
well-being in anthropological perspective
Statement of responsibility
edited by Gordon Mathews and Caroline Izquierdo
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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." "Noted anthropological researchers have come together in this volume to examine well-being in a range of diverse ways and to investigate it in a range of settings: from the Peruvian Amazon, the Australian outback, and the Canadian north, to India, China, Indonesia, Japan, and the United States." -- BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
NNCU:A
Dewey number
306
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Pursuits of happiness : well-being in anthropological perspective, edited by Gordon Mathews and Caroline Izquierdo
Publication
Note
"First published in 2009 by Berghahn Books. First paperback edition published in 2010." -- T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • mel
Contents
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 well-being / Naomi Adelson -- Well-being : lessons from India / Steve Dern -- Well-being, cultural pathology, and personal rejuvenation in a Chinese city, 1981-2005 / William Jankowiak -- Finding and keeping a purpose in life : well-being and Ikigai in Japan and elsewhere / Gordon Mathews -- Pleasure experienced : well-being and the Japanese bath / Scott Clark -- Selfscapes of well-being in a rural Indonesian village / Douglas Hollan -- Well-being and sustainability of daily routines : families with children with disabilities in the United States / Thomas S. Weisner
Control code
000045472516
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st pbk. ed
Extent
x, 278 p.
Isbn
9781845457082
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Other physical details
ill., maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24942054
System control number
  • sr24942054
  • (OCoLC)463283986

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Melbourne Burwood CampusBorrow it
      221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, Victoria, 3125, AU
      -37.846510 145.115099
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