Bibliographic Details

Deconstructing happiness : critical sociology and the good life / Jordan McKenzie.

Author / Creator McKenzie, Jordan, author.
Imprint New York, NY ; Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2016.
Description 158 pages ; 24 cm.
Language English
Series Routledge studies in social and political thought ; 109
Routledge studies in social and political thought ; 109.
Subject Well-being.
Format Print, Book
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ISBN 9781138832602
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Other form Online version: McKenzie, Jordan, author. Deconstructing happiness. 1st Edition. New York : Routledge, 2016 9781315735931
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: thinking critically about happiness
  • An introduction to the sociology of happiness : revisiting the classics
  • Happiness, sadness, and contentment in the sociology of emotion
  • Reason, self-understanding and autonomy in the pursuit of happiness
  • From freud to bauman : a modern history of discontentment
  • Democracy, economics and the public sphere : if money won't buy happiness, who should we vote for?
  • Knowing happiness and contentment : the good life as a hermeneutic exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Index.