Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science

Happiness Across Cultures

Views of Happiness and Quality of Life in Non-Western Cultures

Editors: Selin, Helaine, Davey, Gareth (Eds.)

  • Contributions from international scholars from diverse disciplines and cultures
  • Explores countries from across the world and focuses on special themes of happiness
  • Insightful compliation for researchers who study happiness
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Different cultures experience happiness differently. Traditionally, the West is considered materialistic, and happiness is said to come from achievement and acquisition. The East is said to be more people-oriented, where happiness is a result of deep personal interactions. Thus, poor people can be happier in the East than the West, because they are not so concerned with possession and more with society. This book considers happiness and quality of life in non-Western countries and cultures. Its coverage is diverse and spans the breadth of the non-Western world, revealing unique perspectives of happiness and life quality embedded in rich cultural traditions and histories.

About the authors

Helen Selin is a science librarian and staff faculty associate at Hampshire College. She is also the editor of the Encyclopaedia of the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine in Non-Western Cultures. Her interests concern difference ways of doing medicine and science.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Selin, Helaine (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Happiness in India

    Biswas-Diener, Robert (et al.)

    Pages 13-25

  • Happiness on the Tibetan Plateau

    Webb, Dave

    Pages 27-41

  • Happiness and Life Satisfaction in Malaysia

    Howell, Ryan T. (et al.)

    Pages 43-55

  • Happiness and Quality of Life in the People’s Republic of China

    Davey, Gareth

    Pages 57-73

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eBook $259.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9929-5
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Happiness Across Cultures
Book Subtitle
Views of Happiness and Quality of Life in Non-Western Cultures
Editors
  • Helaine Selin
  • Gareth Davey
Series Title
Science Across Cultures: The History of Non-Western Science
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-2700-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-2700-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-2699-4
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9929-5
Series ISSN
1568-2145
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 504
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