Wellbeing
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AbstractWellbeing has had two different foci in contemporary anthropology. Medical anthropologists have tended to think of wellbeing in terms of physical and mental health, while sociocultural anthropologists at large, who have largely neglected the topic until recently, have tended to think of wellbeing as a correlate of happiness. These two groups of anthropologists, despite some crossover, have tended to ignore each other. This entry considers how medical anthropologists have investigated wellbeing, and then turns to sociocultural anthropologists' analyses of wellbeing, before considering what these two approaches have to learn and gain from one another.
Acceptance Date17/01/2017
All Author(s) ListMATHEWS Gordon
All Editor(s) ListHilary Callan
Edition1
Book titleThe International Encyclopedia of Anthropology
Year2018
Month10
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Place of PublicationOxford
Pages1 - 5
ISBN9780470657225
eISBN9781118924396
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom
Keywordscross‐cultural research, happiness, relativism, wellbeing

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