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By Jordan McKenzie

ISBN-10: 113883260X

ISBN-13: 9781138832602

This publication deals an unique account of the great existence in past due modernity via a uniquely sociological lens. It considers many of the ways in which social and cultural components can inspire or hamper actual efforts to dwell a great existence by means of deconstructing the ideas of happiness and contentment inside cultural narratives of the great existence. whereas empirical reviews have ruled the discourse on happiness in contemporary a long time, the emphasis on discovering causal and correlational relationships has ended in a box of study that arguably lacks a competent theoretical beginning. Deconstructing Happiness offers a step towards constructing that origin through supplying regularly sociological views at the modern fascination with happiness and overall healthiness. In doing so, it seeks to appreciate the nice existence as a socially mediated adventure instead of a merely own or separately outlined approach to life. the end result is a ebook on happiness, contentment and the nice lifestyles that considers the impact of democracy, capitalism and growth, whereas additionally targeting the extra theoretical demanding situations of self-knowledge, cause and interaction.

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