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Well-being and consumer culture: a different kind of public health problem?
Carlisle, Sandra; Hanlon, Phil.
Afiliação
  • Carlisle, Sandra; Public Health and Health Policy, Glasgow University. Glasgow. UK
  • Hanlon, Phil; Public Health and Health Policy, Glasgow University. Glasgow. UK
Health promot. int ; 22(3): 261-268, Sept. 2007.
Artigo em Inglês | CidSaúde - Cidades saudáveis | ID: cid-59655
Biblioteca responsável: BR67.1
Localização: BR67.1
ABSTRACT
The concept of well-being is now of interest to many disciplines; as a consequence, it presents an increasingly complex and contested territory. We suggest that much current thinking about well-being can be summarized in terms of four main discourses scientific, popular, critical and environmental. Exponents of the scientific discourse argue that subjective well-being is now static or declining in developed countries a paradox for economists, as incomes have grown considerably. Psychological observations on the loss of subjective well-being have also entered popular awareness, in simplified form, and conceptions of well-being as happiness are now influencing contemporary political debate and policy-making. These views have not escaped criticism. Philosophers understand well-being as part of a flourishing human life, not just happiness. Some social theorists critique the export of specific cultural concepts of well-being as human universals. Others view well-being as a potentially divisive construct that may contribute to maintaining social inequalities. Environmentalists argue that socio-cultural patterns of over-consumption, within the neo-liberal economies of developed societies, present an impending ecological threat to individual, social and global well-being. As the four discourses carry different implications for action, we conclude by considering their varied utility and applicability for health promotion. (AU)
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Coleções: Bases de dados temática Base de dados: CidSaúde - Cidades saudáveis Assunto principal: Psicologia Social / Atitude Frente a Saúde / Saúde Pública / Cultura / Promoção da Saúde Limite: Humanos Idioma: Inglês Revista: Health promot. int Ano de publicação: 2007 Tipo de documento: Artigo Instituição/País de afiliação: Public Health and Health Policy, Glasgow University/UK
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Coleções: Bases de dados temática Base de dados: CidSaúde - Cidades saudáveis Assunto principal: Psicologia Social / Atitude Frente a Saúde / Saúde Pública / Cultura / Promoção da Saúde Limite: Humanos Idioma: Inglês Revista: Health promot. int Ano de publicação: 2007 Tipo de documento: Artigo Instituição/País de afiliação: Public Health and Health Policy, Glasgow University/UK
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