Culture and Well-Being: Anthropological Approaches to Freedom and Political Ethics

Pluto Press (2008)
The concept of well-being has emerged as a key category of social and political thought, especially in the fields of moral and political philosophy, development studies, and economics. This book takes a critical look at the notion of well-being by examining what well-being means, or could mean, to people living in a number of different regions including Sudan, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, India, Sierra Leone, and the UK. The contributors take issue with some of the assumptions behind Western concepts of well-being. They explore what characterizes a "good life" and how this idea has been affected by globalization and neoliberalism. The book makes a major contribution to social theory by presenting new analytical models that make sense of the changing shapes of people's life and ethical values
Keywords Social norms  Well-being Philosophy  Well-being  Values  Culture  Politieke ethiek  Vrijheid  Welbevinden  Antropologische aspecten
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Call number HM676.C85 2008
ISBN(s) 9780745326801
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