Pursuits Of Happiness

Author: Stanley Cavell
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674739062
Size: 18,47 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 537
Download

Looks at seven classic romantic comedies of the thirties and forties, and compares what each film expresses about marriage, interdependence, equality, and sexual roles

Pursuits Of Happiness

Author: Gordon Mathews
Editor: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 9781845454487
Size: 17,61 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 813
Download

Anthropology has long shied away from examining how human beings may lead happy and fulfilling lives. This book, however, shows that the ethnographic examination of well-being defined as the optimal state for an individual, a community, and a society and the comparison of well-being within and across societies is a new and important area for anthropological inquiry. Distinctly different in different places, but also reflecting our common humanity, well-being is intimately linked to the idea of happiness and its pursuits. Noted anthropological researchers have come together in this volume to examine well-being in a range of diverse ways and to investigate it in a range of settings: from the Peruvian Amazon, the Australian outback, and the Canadian north, to India, China, Indonesia, Japan, and the United States. Gordon Mathews is a Professor in the Department of Anthropology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. He has written What Makes Life Worth Living? How Japanese and Americans Make Sense of Their Worlds (1996) and Global Culture /Individual Identity: Searching for Home in the Cultural Supermarket (2000), and co-written Hong Kong, China: Learning to Belong to a Nation (2007); he has co-edited Consuming Hong Kong (2001) and Japan s Changing Generations (2004). Carolina Izquierdo is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Center for the Everyday Lives of Families (CELF) at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her research has centered on health and well-being among the Matsigenka in the Peruvian Amazon, the Mapuche in Chile, and middle-class families in the United States."

Pursuits Of Happiness

Author: Jack P. Greene
Editor: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807864142
Size: 13,72 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Read: 133
Download

In this book, Jack Greene reinterprets the meaning of American social development. Synthesizing literature of the previous two decades on the process of social development and the formation of American culture, he challenges the central assumptions that have traditionally been used to analyze colonial British American history. Greene argues that the New England declension model traditionally employed by historians is inappropriate for describing social change in all the other early modern British colonies. The settler societies established in Ireland, the Atlantic island colonies of Bermuda and the Bahamas, the West Indies, the Middle Colonies, and the Lower South followed instead a pattern first exhibited in America in the Chesapeake. That pattern involved a process in which these new societies slowly developed into more elaborate cultural entities, each of which had its own distinctive features. Greene also stresses the social and cultural convergence between New England and the other regions of colonial British America after 1710 and argues that by the eve of the American Revolution Britain's North American colonies were both more alike and more like the parent society than ever before. He contends as well that the salient features of an emerging American culture during these years are to be found not primarily in New England puritanism but in widely manifest configurations of sociocultural behavior exhibited throughout British North America, including New England, and he emphasized the centrality of slavery to that culture.

The Pursuits Of Happiness

Author: Henry Mackenzie
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 17,43 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 640
Download


Theological Perspectives For Life Liberty And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Author: A. Isasi-Diaz
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 1137372214
Size: 10,59 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 526
Download

Rather than wield religion as a weapon or a ruse in irrational appeals, the book attempts to reimagine a shared American mythos and ethos, by reminding us of our shared stake in creating an America committed to the life of all peoples and species and to the full developments of our capabilities as an exercise of liberty.

Pursuits Of Happiness

Author:
Editor:
ISBN: 9781589881471
Size: 17,99 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 666
Download


In Pursuit Of Happiness

Author: Mark Kingwell
Editor: Crown
ISBN:
Size: 10,31 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Read: 342
Download

Addresses the philosophical question about the nature of happiness, why it is so elusive, and how to make it a definitive part of our lives, in a lively collection of essays and observations that ranges from the ancient works of Plato to the modern consumer and high-tech society. 15,000 first printing.