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Happiness

Understandings, Narratives and Discourses

Authors: Hyman, L.

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Happiness, rather than being a private and subjective experience, is shaped, interpreted and articulated via culturally specific ways of thinking, being and acting. This highly original and timely book offers an empirical exploration of the ways in which being 'happy' is understood and articulated in contemporary society.

About the authors

Laura Hyman is a Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Portsmouth, UK. She is also a co-convenor of the British Sociological Association's Happiness Study Group.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Hyman, Laura

    Pages 1-8

  • Happiness: The Story So Far

    Hyman, Laura

    Pages 9-30

  • What Is Happiness?

    Hyman, Laura

    Pages 31-55

  • The Happy Self: Understanding Happiness through Therapeutic Discourse

    Hyman, Laura

    Pages 56-86

  • ‘Pack Animals’? Interpersonal Relationships and Happiness

    Hyman, Laura

    Pages 87-118

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-32153-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-32152-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $95.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-45806-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Happiness
Book Subtitle
Understandings, Narratives and Discourses
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32153-4
DOI
10.1057/9781137321534
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32152-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45806-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 168
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