Sociology of Well-being: Lessons from India (Hardback)Steve Derne (author)
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Identifies the nature of well--being through analysis of in--depth interviews with Indians on what good life means to them
This book explains well-being through insights gathered from qualitative interviews with Indians from different walks of life. It shows that well-being is mixed and transient, shifting in interactions. It reveals the universals that lead to well-being, bringing out interlinkages between health, wealth, and pleasure. Explaining variations by gender, class, age, and individual choice, the book highlights the distinctive insights in Indian religious traditions about life satisfaction.
Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd
Number of pages: 348
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 215 x 139 mm
... this important book ... is a model for how well-being should be studied, not just in India, but in societies across the globe.-- Gordon Mathews * Professor of Anthropology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong *
Eloquently written ... it [is] an essential reading for scholars of sociology, psychology, and cultural studies [and] those engaged with the pursuit of happiness and well-being.-- Nita Mathur * Professor of Sociology, Indira Gandhi National Open University *
Eloquently written ... it [is] an essential reading for scholars of sociology, psychology, and cultural studies [and] those engaged with the pursuit of happiness and well-being.
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