Press "Enter" to skip to content

Critical Perspectives in Happiness Research: The Birth of by Luka Zevnik

By Luka Zevnik

This e-book provides an interdisciplinary exploration of the origins of happiness within the glossy Western tradition and makes the argument that happiness isn't common yet is in its place a culturally and traditionally particular event, attribute simply to the Western global. It starts off with an summary of the most examine methods to happiness after which experiences the $64000 yet elusive topic within the context of tradition and relatives of energy. the second one a part of the ebook analyses the social, spiritual, moral and political tactics that result in the emergence of the adventure of happiness, together with customer tradition in modern societies. It offers an research of the medieval Christian adventure which concludes that the trendy adventure of happiness in simple terms emerged within the seventeenth and 18th century, while the best of human lifestyles more and more began to be pursued within the current lifestyles. In its end, this e-book explores the idea that of modernization because the collective pursuit of happiness.

Show description

Read or Download Critical Perspectives in Happiness Research: The Birth of Modern Happiness PDF

Best movements books

Handbook of Experimental Existential Psychology

Social and character psychologists generally have centred their cognizance at the most elementary construction blocks of human notion and behaviour, whereas existential psychologists pursued broader, extra summary questions in regards to the nature of lifestyles and the which means of lifestyles. This quantity bridges this longstanding divide by way of demonstrating how rigorous experimental equipment may be utilized to knowing key existential issues, together with loss of life, uncertainty, id, which means, morality, isolation, determinism, and freedom.

1800 Mechaical Movements Devices and Appliances

G. D. Hishox 1800 Mechaical hobbies units and Appliances1800 механических подвижных элементов и приборов. 16-е издание. Издается с 1921 г. Схемы механических подвижных устройств и их описание.

John Dewey: Science for a Changing World

John Dewey was once an American psychologist, thinker, educator, social critic, and political activist. John Dewey: technological know-how for a altering global addresses Dewey’s modern relevance; his lifestyles and highbrow trajectory; his uncomplicated philosophical rules, with an emphasis on his philosophy of nature; and his academic idea, which has frequently been misunderstood.

Indicators of Quality of Life in Latin America

This quantity sheds new mild at the use of quantitative, qualitative and artificial symptoms for the size of caliber of lifestyles in numerous international locations of Latin the US. prepared in 3 elements, the ebook offers the method for the development of latest symptoms, discusses caliber of city existence from a geographical standpoint, and examines caliber of lifetime of varied populations.

Additional resources for Critical Perspectives in Happiness Research: The Birth of Modern Happiness

Example text

Following from this, ‘we do not need a theory of indigenous epistemologies or a new epistemology of the other.  241).  32), ‘interpretative anthropology might best be understood as the reinvigorated and sophisticated heir of (cultural; LZ) relativism’. Happiness, Relations of Power and Cultural Studies While postmodern anthropology reflects on the relations of power primarily in terms of the researcher’s relationship towards the other peoples and cultures he or she is analyzing and interpreting, there is another field of research that prominently supplements the discussion about culture, happiness and power: cultural studies.

In our view, the choice of the Foucauldian nominalist approach is relevant because it enables us to examine happiness as an experience in all the aspects our analysis above has shown to be vital for the critical understanding of this phenomenon in Western culture. Namely, the Foucauldian approach firstly implies a systematic skepticism toward all anthropological universals—which does not mean rejecting them all from the start, outright and once and for all, but that nothing of that order must be accepted that is not strictly indispensable.

10), there is no such thing as objective knowledge about happiness and well-being even within Western culture. That is, we can only talk of happiness in terms of specific notions and experience socially constructed through meanings and practices in Western culture. The foundations for such a methodological approach in anthropology were laid by Geertz (1973), the forefather of postmodern anthropology, who proposed the switch in the anthropological analysis from structure and causality to meaning and interpretation.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.66 of 5 – based on 4 votes