Kenji Kosaka ed., A Sociology of Happiness: Japanese Perspectives paperback
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Published as the first volume of the Advanced Social Research Series, this book explores issues of happiness from a wide variety of sociological perspectives. It includes: a meta-analysis of suffering an axiomatic approach to constructing a disadvantage index a proposal for a new qualitative methodology for social science research a Nietzschean analysis of happiness a proposal to codify linguistic rights drawing on notions of the universal right to pursue well-being an analysis of the role of folklore in articulating a society s implicit understandings of happiness and suffering a critical exploration of the impact of social surveillance on happiness and a clinical sociological approach to happiness and unhappiness.

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