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Cultures of Wellbeing

Method, Place, Policy

Editors: White, Sarah, Blackmore, Chloe (Eds.)

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About this book

The authors challenge psychological perspectives on happiness and subjective wellbeing. Highlighting the politics of quantitative and qualitative methodologies, case studies across continents explore wellbeing in relation to health, children and youth, migration, economics, religion, family, land mines, national surveys, and indigenous identities.  

About the authors

Emer Brangan, University of Bristol, UK. Laura Camfield, University of East Anglia, UK. Gabrielle Davies, University of Bath, UK. Carola Eyber, Queen Margaret University, UK. Rebecca Huovinen, University of Bath, UK. Shreya Jha, University of Bath, UK. Juan Loera-González University of Sussex, UK. Susan Oman, University of Manchester, UK. Viviana Ramirez, University of Bath, UK. Iokiñe Rodríguez, Venezuela Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC), Venezuela.  

Reviews

“This book … seeks to show that different methodologies not only shed light upon the different aspects of wellbeing but also play an active role in generating a variety of data and analyses which allow the construction of different explanations. … it further emphasizes the importance of the emerging concept of relational well-being, which is a major find that renders this textbook important and necessary to researchers focused in this field of study.” (Walter N. Toscano, Applied Research in Quality of life, Vol. 12, 2017)



'Cultures of wellbeing is an absolute 'must-read' for anyone working on wellbeing. As so often with anthropologically informed research, comparative study opens up the assumptions underpinning policy approaches and emphasises the importance of attending to the specificities of people, places and their histories. This rich volume of case studies engages and refines an approach to wellbeing that offers a serious and significant alternative to the orthodoxies of economics or psychology. All the chapters are written very clearly making the book highly accessible across different disciplines and beyond academia. And the introductory chapter offers one of the most lucid summaries of the state of wellbeing research you could hope to read.' - Sarah Atkinson, Professor of Geography and Medical Humanities, Durham University, UK

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Many Faces of Wellbeing

    White, Sarah C.

    Pages 1-44

  • Enquiries into Wellbeing: How Could Qualitative Data Be Used to Improve the Reliability of Survey Data?

    Camfield, Laura

    Pages 47-65

  • Measuring National Wellbeing: What Matters to You? What Matters to Whom?

    Oman, Susan

    Pages 66-94

  • Staying Well in a South African Township: Stories from Public Health and Sociology

    Brangan, Emer

    Pages 95-117

  • Economics and Subjectivities of Wellbeing in Rural Zambia

    White, Sarah C. (et al.)

    Pages 118-143

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53645-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-137-53644-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Cultures of Wellbeing
Book Subtitle
Method, Place, Policy
Editors
  • Sarah White
  • Chloe Blackmore
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53645-7
DOI
10.1057/9781137536457
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53644-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 290
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