Happiness Across Cultures

Views of Happiness and Quality of Life in Non-Western Cultures

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ISBN: 978-94-007-2699-4 (Print) 978-94-007-2700-7 (Online)

Table of contents (30 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii

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    Pages 1-12

    Introduction

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    Pages 13-25

    Happiness in India

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    Pages 27-41

    Happiness on the Tibetan Plateau

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    Pages 43-55

    Happiness and Life Satisfaction in Malaysia

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    Pages 57-73

    Happiness and Quality of Life in the People’s Republic of China

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    Pages 75-94

    Quality of Life of an Asian Metropolis in a Governance Crisis: The Case of Hong Kong

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    Pages 95-106

    Quality of Work Life in Macau

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    Pages 107-120

    Satisfaction and Societal Quality in Kazakhstan

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    Pages 121-135

    Singapore: A Happy State of Mind?

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    Pages 137-148

    Happiness in Thailand

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    Pages 149-165

    The Politics of Wellbeing in International Development: Research with Organic Farmers in Cambodia

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    Pages 167-180

    Farmers’ Happiness from Fish Production: A Case Study in Vietnam

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    Pages 181-193

    Constructions of Happiness and Satisfaction in the Kingdom of Tonga

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    Pages 195-207

    Happiness in an Aboriginal Australian Community: What It Means ‘To Be Well’ and ‘To Enjoy Life’ in Central-Western New South Wales, Australia

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    Pages 209-225

    Happiness in the Amazon: Folk Explanations of Happiness in a Hunter-Horticulturalist Society in the Bolivian Amazon

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    Pages 227-240

    Happiness in Brazil

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    Pages 241-251

    Happiness in Mexico: The Importance of Human Relations

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    Pages 253-270

    Happy Villages and Unhappy Slums? Understanding Happiness Determinants in Peru

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    Pages 271-292

    Life Satisfaction in Malawi

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    Pages 293-310

    Happiness in Nigeria: A Socio-Cultural Analysis

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