Culture and Well-Being

Anthropological Approaches to Freedom and Political Ethics

Alberto Corsin Jimenez

Culture and Well-Being

Alberto Corsin Jimenez

Distributed for Pluto Press

216 pages | 5.375 x 8.775
Hardcover $85.00 ISBN: 9780745326801 Published January 2008 For sale in the USA and its dependencies only
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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