Cultures of wellbeing: methods, place, policy - New York Palgrave Macmillan 2016 - xvii, 290 p.

Table of Contents:

1. Introduction: the many faces of wellbeing
Part I. Mixed Methods
2. Enquiries into wellbeing : how could qualitative data be used to improve the reliability of survey data?
3. Measuring national wellbeing : what matters to you? What matters to whom?
4. Staying well in a South African township : stories from public health and sociology
5. Economics and subjectivities of well being in rural Zambia
6. 'The weight falls on my shoulders' : close relationships and women's wellbeing in India
Part II. Qualitative Reseach
7. The dynamics of relational wellbeing in the context of mobility in Peru
8. Tensions in conceptualising psychosocial wellbeing in Angola : the marginalisation of religion and spirituality
9. Picture this : visual explorations of wellbeing in a landmine-contaminated landscape in Cambodia
10. Authorised voices in the construction of wellbeing discourses : a reflective ethnographic experience in northern Mexico
11. Historical reconstruction and cultural identity building as a local pathway to 'living well' amongst the Pemon of Venezuela

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.


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Juvenile nonfiction - Social science - Politics - Government

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