Deconstructing happiness : critical sociology and the good life / Jordan McKenzie.

Author
McKenzie, Jordan [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
  • New York ; London : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2016.
  • ©2016
Description
158 pages : illustration ; 24 cm.

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Subject(s)
Series
Routledge studies in social and political thought ; 109. [More in this series]
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents
Introduction: Thinking critically about happiness -- An introduction to the sociology of happiness: revisiting the classics -- Happiness, sadness and contentment in the sociology of emotion -- Reason, self-understanding and autonomy in the pursuit of happiness -- From Freud to Bauman: a modern history of discontentment -- Democracy, economics and the public sphere: if money won't buy happiness, who should we vote for? -- Knowing happiness and contentment: the good life as a hermeneutic exercise -- Conclusion.
ISBN
  • 9781138832602 ((hbk.))
  • 113883260X ((hbk.))
LCCN
2015041631
OCLC
931860418
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