The Happiness Agenda: A Modern Obsession

Hardcover | December 15, 2011

bySimon Burnett

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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, organizational and psychological developments.

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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, organizational and psychological develop...

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.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:192 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.5 inPublished:December 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230289568

ISBN - 13:9780230289567

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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?