Anthropology, Culture and SocietyCulture and Well-Being: Anthropological Approaches to Freedom and Political Ethics 0745326803, 9780745326801, 074532679X, 9780745326795

Author : Alberto Corsin Jimenez
Description: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 characterises a good life and how this idea has been affected by globalisation and neoliberalism. The book makes a major contribution to social theory by presenting new analytical models that make sense of the changing shapes of peoples life and ethical values.
Categories: Biology Anthropology
Year :2007
Publisher : Pluto Press
Language : English
N° Of Pages : 216[213]
File Info : pdf 2 Mb