Culture and Well-Being: Anthropological Approaches to Freedom and Political Ethics
by Alberto Corsin Jimenez
Pluto Press, 2008
Cloth: 978-0-7453-2680-1
Library of Congress Classification HM676.C85 2008
Dewey Decimal Classification 303.3709

ABOUT THIS BOOK
ABOUT THIS BOOK
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.


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