On Happiness

Johnston, Barbara Rose, Colson, Elizabeth, Falk, Dean, St John, Graham, Bodley, John H., McCay, Bonnie J., Wali, Alaka, Nordstrom, Carolyn and Slyomovics, Susan (2012) On Happiness. American Anthropologist, 114 1: 6-18. doi:10.1111/j.1548-1433.2011.01393.x

Author Johnston, Barbara Rose
Colson, Elizabeth
Falk, Dean
St John, Graham
Bodley, John H.
McCay, Bonnie J.
Wali, Alaka
Nordstrom, Carolyn
Slyomovics, Susan
Title On Happiness
Journal name American Anthropologist   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0002-7294
Publication date 2012-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1548-1433.2011.01393.x
Volume 114
Issue 1
Start page 6
End page 18
Total pages 13
Place of publication Hoboken, NJ United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Formatted abstract
What do anthropologists have to say about happiness? For some contributors in this Vital Topics Forum, happiness is a sensory force that colors and shapes human evolution and experience. Others consider happiness, or the lack thereof, to be a faceted reflection of the arrangements in society. All recognize the potential power of human happiness, where a distant memory, fleeting experience, or idealized vision can serve as a driving force in transformative change, prompting individual and collective desire and action to give new meaning, sustain life and livelihood, restore dignity, make peace... to dream again.
Keyword Trouble
Engaged anthropology
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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