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Well-Being
Individual, Community and Social Perspectives
Edited by John Haworth and Graham Hart
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
28 Jun 2007
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Well-being presents a new dynamic view of well-being, one that will be crucial for the way in which we will cope with the 21st century. In emphasising the interplay between social, community and individual well-being, invited experts from a wide range of academic disciplines explore topics that are critical in our understanding of well-being. The book emphasises that well-being is complex and multifaceted; and is both a state and a process. Well-being also takes different forms, which may conflict across groups in society, requiring an overarching settlement. Well-being is intimately intertwined with the physical, cultural and technological environment and requires a global perspective. Interventions to enhance well-being need to recognise diversity and socio-economic inequalities in society, and to be concerned with the unintended as well as the intended consequences of action. The book will be important for researchers, educators, policy makers, politicians, and others interested in the crucial issue of well-being.


Description

Well-being presents a new dynamic view of well-being, one that will be crucial for the way in which we will cope with the 21st century. In emphasising the interplay between social, community and individual well-being, invited experts from a wide range of academic disciplines explore topics that are critical in our understanding of well-being. The book emphasises that well-being is complex and multifaceted; and is both a state and a process. Well-being also takes different forms, which may conflict across groups in society, requiring an overarching settlement. Well-being is intimately intertwined with the physical, cultural and technological environment and requires a global perspective. Interventions to enhance well-being need to recognise diversity and socio-economic inequalities in society, and to be concerned with the unintended as well as the intended consequences of action. The book will be important for researchers, educators, policy makers, politicians, and others interested in the crucial issue of well-being.


Reviews

'...an important contribution to positive psychology. John Haworth and Graham Hart have brought together a panel of international experts to authoritatively outline the state of the science of well-being and the implications of this for research, policy and practice.' - Alan Carr, University College Dublin, Republic of Ireland

'This is a book that should be widely read. Whilst undergraduate and postgraduate students in a range of disciplines and professional areas including leisure, psychology, health and medicine will find it a scholarly and well researched contribution to their studies, this book deserves a wider audience.'- Andy Smith, Managing Leisure
 
 


Contents

List of Illustrations
Notes on Contributors
Introduction: J.Haworth & G.Hart
PART 1
Positive Psychology and the Development of Well-Being; J.Henry
Individual Development and Community Empowerment: Suggestions from Studies on Optimal Experience; A.Delle Fave
Webs of Well-Being: The Interdependence of Personal, Relational, Organizational and Communal Well-Being; I.Prilleltensky & O.Prilleltensky
Health, Well-Being and Social Capital; J.Sixsmith & M.Boneham
Psychology in the Community; C.Kagan & A.Kilroy
Art, Health and Well-Being; D.Haley & P.Senior
Sense and Solidarities: Politics and Human Well-Being; Perri 6
PART 2
Is Well-Being Local or Global? A Perspective from Ecopsychology; J.Pickering
Societal Inequality, Health and Well-Being; D.Ballas, D.Dorling & M.Shaw
A Life Course Approach to Well-Being; S.Hatch, F.Huppert, R.Abbott, T.Croudace, G.B.Ploubidis, M.E.J.Wadsworth, M.Richards & D.Kuh
Organizational Commitment: A Managerial Illusion?; M.White
Well-Being, Paid Work and Personal Life; S.Lewis & C.Purcell
Work, Leisure and Well-Being in Changing Social Conditions; J.Haworth Friendship, Trust and Mutuality; R.Pahl
Index


Authors

JOHN HAWORTH is a Research Fellow in the Research Institute for Health and Social Change at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He has published extensively on work, leisure and well-being. Formerly at Manchester University, he co-founded the Leisure Studies Association, and the international journal Leisure Studies.

GRAHAM HART is Director of the Centre for Sexual Health & HIV Research, Royal Free & University College Medical School, London, UK. His main research interests are in risk behaviours for and interventions to prevent unwanted sexual health outcomes, including HIV infection. He has published widely in these areas.