Happiness: Understandings, Narratives and Discourses

  • Laura Hyman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 155-168

About this book


Happiness, rather than being a private and subjective experience, is shaped, interpreted and articulated via culturally specific ways of thinking, being and acting. This highly original and timely book offers an empirical exploration of the ways in which being 'happy' is understood and articulated in contemporary society.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Laura Hyman
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  1. 1.University of PortsmouthUK

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