Culture and Well-Being: Anthropological Approaches to Freedom and Political Ethics
David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
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Alberto Corsín Jiménez (ed.)
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|
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