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Translating Happiness: A Cross-Cultural Lexicon of Well-Being

Tim Lomas

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037488
eISBN:
9780262344630
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037488.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This book presents an innovative new approach to the study of wellbeing, intersecting psychology, linguistics, and cross-cultural scholarship. It begins by introducing a cartographic theory of ... More


Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming Our Communities

J. K. Gibson-Graham, Jenny Cameron, and Stephen Healy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676064
eISBN:
9781452946993
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676064.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

If the Global Finance Crisis has taught us anything, it’s that economics as we know it is not working. If global warming means anything, it’s that we have to rethink how we live on this shared ... More


Using health and subjective well-being for quality of life measurement: a review

Robert A. Cummins and Anna L.D. Lau

in Social Policy Review 18: Analysis and debate in social policy, 2006

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861348449
eISBN:
9781447303459
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861348449.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter focuses on the relevance of SWB as a possible policy goal, and examines issues of measurement. It reviews and critiques different measures of health and well-being and explains the ... More


Reframing the Economy, Reframing Ourselves

J. K. Gibson-Graham, Jenny Cameron, and Stephen Healy

in Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming Our Communities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676064
eISBN:
9781452946993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676064.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

Instead of presenting the economy as a machine-like entity, this chapter reframes the economy as the outcome of everyday human actions. Using examples from New York and northern India it shows how ... More


Take Back Work: Surviving Well

J. K. Gibson-Graham, Jenny Cameron, and Stephen Healy

in Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming Our Communities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676064
eISBN:
9781452946993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676064.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter explores different ways of working. It shows how an over-emphasis on paid work and consumption is undermining people and planetary wellbeing. Using examples from the minority and ... More


Take Back Business: Distributing Surplus

J. K. Gibson-Graham, Jenny Cameron, and Stephen Healy

in Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming Our Communities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676064
eISBN:
9781452946993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676064.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter explores different types of businesses. It shows how the surplus generated by businesses (whether capitalist, cooperative or community-oriented) can be directed towards people and ... More


Take Back the Market: Encountering Others

J. K. Gibson-Graham, Jenny Cameron, and Stephen Healy

in Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming Our Communities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676064
eISBN:
9781452946993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676064.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter explores the variety of ways that people secure the goods and services they need to survive. It shows how markets are being reshaped to address the wellbeing of producers and ... More


Take Back Property Commoning

J. K. Gibson-Graham, Jenny Cameron, and Stephen Healy

in Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming Our Communities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676064
eISBN:
9781452946993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676064.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter explores the ways that different types of property are being transformed into commons that provide for people and planetary wellbeing. It shows how relations of care and responsibility ... More


Take Back Finance: Investing in Futures

J. K. Gibson-Graham, Jenny Cameron, and Stephen Healy

in Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming Our Communities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676064
eISBN:
9781452946993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676064.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter explores the ways that monetary and non-monetary forms of investment can generate widespread wellbeing. It shows how wealth, broadly defined, can be stored, safeguarded and directed in ... More


Any Time, Any Place …

J. K. Gibson-Graham, Jenny Cameron, and Stephen Healy

in Take Back the Economy: An Ethical Guide for Transforming Our Communities

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816676064
eISBN:
9781452946993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816676064.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

The conclusion turns to the things that stand in the way of taking back the economy–any time, any place. And it explores how nature might offer inspiration for living with one another equitably, ... More


Introduction

Jonathan Bradshaw

in The well-being of children in the UK

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428370
eISBN:
9781447304005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428370.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This book is an attempt to establish how British children are doing. Of course, there is already a great deal of material available on children's well-being in the UK, and it specifically draws on it ... More


Conclusion

Jonathan Bradshaw

in The well-being of children in the UK

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847428370
eISBN:
9781447304005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847428370.003.0013
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

This chapter brings together the findings and attempts to develop an index of child well-being for the UK. In particular, it tries to answer the question, was Ed Balls right? It also presents a ... More


Bird Feeding Matters Even More Now: The Promise and Risks of a Global Phenomenon

Darryl Jones

in The Birds at My Table: Why We Feed Wild Birds and Why It Matters

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501710780
eISBN:
9781501710797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501710780.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Nature

The popularity of bird feeding continuous to grow, enabling large numbers of people to see and enjoy the present of wild creatures in the own gardens. Such intimate encounters may represent a ... More


The changing policy context: new dawn or poisoned chalice?

David J. Hunter and Neil Perkins

in Partnership working in public health

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781447301325
eISBN:
9781447311942
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447301325.003.0006
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

Chapter 6 describes the changing context for partnership working in public health following the UK coalition government’s plans for returning lead responsibility for public health in England to local ... More


Mapping Well-Being

Tim Lomas

in Translating Happiness: A Cross-Cultural Lexicon of Well-Being

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780262037488
eISBN:
9780262344630
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262037488.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter sets out the theoretical foundations of the book. It begins by introducing a cartographic theory of language, suggesting that words enable us to map our world. However, drawing on the ... More


Health and Wellbeing Boards: The new system stewards?

Anna Coleman, Surindar Dhesi, and Stephen Peckham

in Dismantling the NHS?: Evaluating the Impact of Health Reforms

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781447330226
eISBN:
9781447330271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447330226.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) emerged from debates about the Health and Social Care Bill (2011) as a key coordinating mechanism or steward for local health and social care systems. For many this ... More


The 21 st-century context of community organising

Dave Beck and Rod Purcell

in International community organising: Taking power, making change

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781847429773
eISBN:
9781447310884
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429773.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

The chapter explores the relevance of community organising in the present globalised world. To do so the chapter defines current development issues and goals, and considers: asset building, capacity ... More


Suicide, Age, and Well-Being: An Empirical Investigation

Anne Case, Angus Deaton, and David M. Cutler

in Insights in the Economics of Aging

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780226426679
eISBN:
9780226426709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426709.003.0011
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

Suicide rates, life evaluation, and measures of affect are all plausible measures of the mental health and wellbeing of populations. Yet in the settings we examine, correlations between suicide and ... More


The wellbeing of grandparents caring for grandchildren in China and the United States

Lindsey Baker and Merril Silverstein

in Contemporary grandparenting: Changing family relationships in global contexts

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429681
eISBN:
9781447307624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429681.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

The intensity and style of care for grandchildren, as well as the precipitating conditions of grandparental involvement vary substantially across countries and regions of the world. Grandparents in ... More


Human Development

Nicola Amendola and Giacomo Gabbuti

in Measuring Wellbeing: A History of Italian Living Standards

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199944590
eISBN:
9780190218850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944590.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

Wellbeing is a complex, multidimensional phenomenon, encompassing factors such as income and wealth, longevity, health, and education, but also less tangible aspects. Each dimension adds a tile to ... More


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