The Happiness Agenda: A Modern Obsession by S. BurnettThe Happiness Agenda: A Modern Obsession by S. Burnett

The Happiness Agenda: A Modern Obsession

byS. Burnett

Hardcover | November 22, 2011

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Explores why contemporary Anglo-American society is obsessed with happiness. Striving to be happy is now a morally imperative pursuit. Through the lens of novel social theory, this book explicates how this has transpired as consequence of a complex 'conspiracy of coordination' between political, organisational and psychological developments.
SIMON BURNETT has worked for both Lancaster University and Working Families, the UK's leading work-life balance charity. He has published research for academic and corporate audiences on: well-being, flexibility, health, gender, parenthood and families. This is his first book.
Title:The Happiness Agenda: A Modern ObsessionFormat:HardcoverDimensions:180 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.5 inPublished:November 22, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230289568

ISBN - 13:9780230289567


Table of Contents

Introduction The Happy Adventures of Capital A Happy Policy Happiness Loves Company Positively Happy Happy Days Happiness Needs Practice Happy Ever After?