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The Practices of Happiness : Political Economy, Religion and Wellbeing

The Practices of Happiness : Political Economy, Religion and Wellbeing

There is growing evidence that rising levels of prosperity in Western economies since 1945 have not been matched by greater incidences of reported well-being and happiness. Indeed, material affluence is often accompanied instead by greater social and individual distress. A growing literature within the humanities and social sciences is increasingly concerned to chart not only the underlying trends in recorded levels of happiness but to consider...

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