Critical Happiness Studies

Innbundet / 2019 / Engelsk

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9781138304437
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2019
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Critical Happiness Studies

Innbundet / 2019 / Engelsk
This volume draws together the work of a diverse range of thinkers and researchers to address the question of happiness critically, using a wide variety of theoretical and empirical methodologies. Broadening the discussion beyond what might be considered highly individual and insular conceptualizations of happiness, often based on purely positivist approaches to the subject, authors raise questions about the nature of individual and collective anxieties that might underpin the current emphasis on happiness and the ideological or governmental ends that may be served by the framing of happiness in psychology and economics. With attention to how individuals understand and pursue happiness in their daily lives, Critical Happiness Studies highlights different theoretical paradigms that demonstrate the role of power in producing specific conceptualizations of happiness and, consequently, how they frame individual self-understanding or subjectivities and (re)shape political problems. The collection makes available critical, theoretical, and methodological resources for addressing a powerful set of cultural, political, and scientific discourses that have loomed large since the closing decade of the 20th century. A call for the establishment of a body of work in critical happiness studies, this book will appeal to scholars across the social sciences and humanities interested in the age-old problem of happiness.
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Critical happiness studies: an invitation NICHOLAS HILL, SVEND BRINKMANN AND ANDERS PETERSEN PART I Fantastical happiness: an impossible ideal 1 Happiness, a moralistic fantasy CARL CEDERSTROEM 2 'Clap along if you feel like a room without a roof': understanding the pursuit of happiness as ideology ANDERS PETERSEN 3 'The sickness unto health': self-reification, self-love, and the critique of happiness in contemporary life ALASTAIR MORGAN PART II The political and social effects of happiness 4 Hijacking the language of functionality? In praise of 'negative' emotions against happiness EDGAR CABANAS AND EVA ILLOUZ 5 Happiness and the new politicization of subjectivity GRANT DUNCAN 6 Happiness: a societal 'imperative'? LAURA HYMAN 7 'It's the soul that needs the surgery'? The social life of (un)happiness NICHOLAS HILL PART III Resources for critical happiness studies 8 Living well and living right: aesthetic and ethical dimensions of happiness SVEND BRINKMANN 9 Sociology, biographical research, and the development of critical happiness studies MARK CIESLIK 10 Drowning in liquidity: Zygmunt Bauman on happiness, ambivalence, and security JORDAN MCKENZIE 11 Complicating the happy cure: psychoanalysis and the ends of analysis COLIN WRIGHT
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Nicholas Hill is an early career researcher located at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia. His PhD thesis examined the intersection of happiness and suffering in contemporary life. His wider research focuses on emotions and contemporary life, therapeutic and self-help culture, and experiences of health and illness, particularly mental health. Svend Brinkmann is professor of psychology and qualitative methods and codirector of the Center for Qualitative Studies at Aalborg University, Denmark. He is the author of Qualitative Inquiry in Everyday Life, Qualitative Interviewing and Psychology as a Moral Science, and Diagnostic Cultures and the coauthor of InterViews (Third Edition): Learning the Craft of Qualitative Research Interviewing. Anders Petersen is associate professor of sociology at Aalborg University, Denmark and coeditor of Imaginative Methodologies: Creativity, Poetics and Rhetoric in Social Research, The Social Pathologies of Contemporary Civilization and Late Modern Subjectivity and Its Discontents: Anxiety, Depression and Alzheimer's Disease.
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ISBN13
9781138304437
Publisert
2019
Utgiver
Vendor
Routledge
Aldersnivå
05, UP, UU
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Innbundet
Sider
198
Vekt
544 gr
Høyde
234 mm
Bredde
156 mm
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