Daily Archives: September 9, 2018

Techniques of happiness – Moving toward and away from the good life in a rural Ethiopian community

This article seeks to tease apart some of the different factors and cultural practices that lead toward and away from happiness in particular social and cultural contexts. It considers happiness as experienced in the community of Masho in the Gamo … Continue reading

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Joy within tranquility – Amazonian Urarina styles of happiness

Enjoyment in life among Amazonian Urarina is examined through the lens of two contrastive concepts of happiness. The first, “tranquility,” is a relatively long-term, relational condition implying emotional spontaneity and a flexible, freely chosen work routine that allows for a … Continue reading

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