Community Quality-of-Life and Well-Being

Quality of Life in Communities of Latin Countries

Editors: Tonon, Graciela (Ed.)

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  • Presents a framework integrating the concepts of community with quality of life and well-being of different groups
  • Presents unique experiences about culture, social development, health, armed conflicts
  • Written by renowned authors from Latin countries
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About this book

This book presents a reconfiguration of the concepts of community in Latin countries as well as the community quality of life and well-being of different groups: children, young people, older adults, migrants. The traditional concept of community has changed together with the way people participate in community spaces. Community nowadays is more than a geographic concentration; it is related to social support, inter-subjectivity, participation, consensus, common beliefs, joint effort aiming at a major objective, and intense and extensive relationships. This volume presents unique experiences about culture, social development, health, water, armed conflicts, the digital media, and sports within communities, written by authors from Latin countries. This volume is a valuable resource for researchers, students, and policy makers in quality of life studies.

About the authors

Graciela Tonon is the Director of the Master Program of Social Sciences at Universidad de Palermo, Argentina. She is a full-time professor at graduate and undergraduate levels, and a research professor in the School of Social Sciences at the National University of Lomas de Zamora, and at the School of Social Sciences at the University of Palermo. Vice-president of external affairs at International Society for Quality of Life Studies. She is Secretary of the Human Development and Capability Association. She is the  Series Editor of the International Handbooks of Quality of Life, Springer. Director and reviewer of research papers and doctoral theses at various universities in several countries throughout Latin America. She has written books, book chapters, and scientific articles in Spanish and English on areas of interest, including: quality of life, research methodology, youth, and social work.

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“The material this book offers is a stepping stone for Latin societies to implement ideas that help improve their quality of life. The construction and organisation of the book provides the reader with a clear account of the main challenges modern societies are facing. … The book fits all kind of audiences. Due to its varied content and colloquial vocabulary, the book is a good asset for both academic and personal purposes.” (Lucia Macchia, Applied Research Quality Life, Vol. 13. 2018)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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Hardcover $119.99
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Softcover $119.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quality of Life in Communities of Latin Countries
Editors
  • Graciela Tonon
Series Title
Community Quality-of-Life and Well-Being
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53183-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53183-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53182-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85083-2
Series ISSN
2520-1093
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 286
Number of Illustrations
26 b/w illustrations
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