Researching Happiness: Qualitative, Biographical and Critical Perspectives

Mark Cieslik (Editor)

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In the past, happiness studies has been dominated by the work of philosophers, economists and psychologists, but more recently there has been a growing interest from social scientist into the natures of happiness and wellbeing. This original collection draws on the latest empirical research to explore the practical challenges facing happiness researchers today, such as how to conduct happiness research in different cultural contexts, how to theorise wellbeing or how to operationalise definitions of happiness in qualitative and biographical research. By uniquely combining the critical approach of sociology with techniques from other disciplines, the contributors illuminate new approaches to the study of happiness and well-being.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBristol
PublisherBristol University Press
Number of pages249
ISBN (Electronic)9781529206166
ISBN (Print)9781529206128, 9781529206135
Publication statusPublished - 25 May 2021

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