Evaluating Culture: Well-being, Institutions and Circumstance by M. JohnsonEvaluating Culture: Well-being, Institutions and Circumstance by M. Johnson

Evaluating Culture: Well-being, Institutions and Circumstance

byM. Johnson

Hardcover | June 27, 2013

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From which evaluative base should we develop policies designed to promote wellbeing among different cultural groups in varying circumstances? This book engages with needs and capabilities to advance normative functionalist assessment of the success with which cultural institutions promote eudaemonic wellbeing in given, determinate circumstances.
Matthew Johnson is a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of York, UK working in political philosophy on issues of cultural diversity and human wellbeing, specifically with regard to physically invasive practices. He has written on such topics as contemporary Marxism, circumcision, and the thought of John Gray, and has...
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Title:Evaluating Culture: Well-being, Institutions and CircumstanceFormat:HardcoverDimensions:204 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.56 inPublished:June 27, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230296564

ISBN - 13:9780230296565

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List of Illustrations Note on the Author Acknowledgements Introduction 1. The Case Against Cultural Evaluation: Relativism, Culturalism and Romanticism  2. Needs, Goods and Self-actualization  3. Capabilities, Zero-sum Choices and Equality  4. What is Culture? What does it do? What should it do?  5. Circumstance, Materialism and Possibilism 6. Applying the Theory: Sources of Harm in Aboriginal Australian Communities Conclusion Endnotes Bibliography Index

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