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Deconstructing Happiness: Critical Sociology and the Good Life (Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought)

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This book offers an original account of the good life in late modernity through a uniquely sociological lens. It considers the various ways that social and cultural factors can encourage or impede genuine efforts to live a good life by deconstructing the concepts of happiness and contentment within cultural narratives of the good life. While empirical studies have dominated the discourse on happiness in recent decades, the emphasis on finding causal and correlational relationships has led to a field of research that arguably lacks a reliable theoretical foundation. Deconstructing Happiness offers a step toward developing that foundation by offering characteristically sociological perspectives on the contemporary fascination with happiness and well-being. In doing so, it seeks to understand the good life as a socially mediated experience rather than a purely personal or individually defined way of living. The outcome is a book on happiness, contentment and the good life that considers the influence of democracy, capitalism and progress, while also focusing on the more theoretical challenges of self-knowledge, reason and interaction.

Product Specifications

Author
Jordan McKenzie
Binding
Kindle Edition
Edition
1
EISBN
9781317565444
Format
Kindle eBook
Label
Routledge
Languages
  • English Published
Manufacturer
Routledge
NumberOfPages
170
ProductGroup
eBooks
ProductTypeName
ABIS_EBOOKS
PublicationDate
2016-03-10
Publisher
Routledge
ReleaseDate
2016-03-10
Studio
Routledge
Title
Deconstructing Happiness: Critical Sociology and the Good Life (Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought)
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