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SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research

Quality of Life and Well-Being in an Indian Ethnic Community

The Case of Badagas

Authors: Davey, Gareth

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  • Provides an in-depth investigation of identities and subjective quality of life and wellbeing among an Indian ethnic community  
  • Discusses migration to urban areas and how the rise of technologies such as new media is influencing Indian society 
  • Presents a case study on people’s experiences of the social and economic transformation of Badagas, making it also relevant to other minority groups in India and developing countries 
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This book explores the quality of life among Badagas, an ethnic minority group in South India, as they navigate a society in flux, with specific reference to rural-to-urban migration and new media. At an empirical level, it reveals how Badagas understand themselves and the multifaceted changes in their culture and daily lives, exploring a pertinent concern at the forefront of debate about the future from a global perspective. The book draws attention to the fact that people are adopting flexible identities and lifestyles in an attempt to survive and thrive in a changing India and world, a new ‘Indian-ness’ shaped at the local level. It offers a timely update on previous research on Badagas, which dates to the 1990s, and also serves as an important case study on people’s experiences of the social and economic transformation of Indian society as they become accustomed to new ideas, products, and ways of life. As such, it is a must-read for all those interested in quality of life in India and developing societies. 

About the authors

Gareth Davey is a Visiting Professor and co-director of The Research Centre for Languages and Cultures at Yunnan Normal University, China. This book was completed at the University of Kent, UK. His research interests include quality of life, health, and environmental studies. He is co-editor of the book Happiness Across Cultures: Views of Happiness and Quality of Life in Non-Western Cultures (Springer, 2012).

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-25

    Davey, Gareth

  • Methodology

    Pages 27-43

    Davey, Gareth

  • Badagas Going Digital

    Pages 45-70

    Davey, Gareth

  • Migrants’ Voices

    Pages 71-94

    Davey, Gareth

  • Conclusion

    Pages 95-109

    Davey, Gareth

Buy this book

eBook $39.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90662-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90661-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Quality of Life and Well-Being in an Indian Ethnic Community
Book Subtitle
The Case of Badagas
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Well-Being and Quality of Life Research
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90662-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90662-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-90661-4
Series ISSN
2211-7644
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 109
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