Does anthropology need to engage with well-being as a concept?


This is the topic of our next reading circle discussion, to which you are all welcome, 23 April 2019, 13-14.30.  We first meet in Florian’s office on the top floor or Arktikum, Rovaniemi, and if we are more people than fit there, we go to a bigger room. The reading for the discussion is Thin2009_Colby2009_well-being_anthro Thin, Neil 2009. Why anthropology can ill afford to ignore well-being. Chapter 1 in Pursuits of Happiness: Well-Being in Anthropological Perspective, ed by Gordon Mathews, Carolina Izquierdo. Oxford, New York: Berghahn books, pp. 23-44.

Cookies and tea will be served:)

You can also look this up at the ‘lectures and events, Rovaniemi’ page of this blog.


One thought on “Does anthropology need to engage with well-being as a concept?

  1. fstammle

    We had a good reading circle discussing the concept of well-being in its relevance for anthropology. We all agreed that it is worth studying not only the bad and the odd in anthropology. But we also discussed how well-being is actually more than just studying happiness. Rather than ‘leaving’ the term to psychology and sociology, we’d rather contribute to it from within anthropology!

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