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Routledge Handbook of Well-Being

Edited by: Kathleen T. Galvin

Print publication date:  May  2018
Online publication date:  May  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138850101
eBook ISBN: 9781315724966
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315724966
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The Routledge Handbook of Well-Being explores diverse conceptualisations of well-being, providing an overview of key issues and drawing attention to current debates and critiques. Taken as a whole, this important work offers new clarification of the widely used notion of well-being, focusing particularly on experiential perspectives.

Bringing together leading authors from around the world, Routledge Handbook of Well-Being reflects on:

  • What it is that is experienced by humans that can be called well-being.
  • What we know about how to understand it.
  • How well-being is manifested in human endeavours through a wide range of disciplines, including the arts.

This comprehensive reference work will provide an authoritative overview for students, practitioners, researchers and policy makers working in or concerned with well-being, health, illness and the relation between all three across a range of disciplines, from sociology, healthcare and economics to philosophy and the creative arts.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Residence, identity and well-being Download PDF
Chapter  2:  A sense of well-being Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Cities, well-being, world – a Heideggerian analysis Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Dwelling in the world with others as mortal beings Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Well-being and being-well Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Feminist perspectives on well-being Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Philosophical taxonomies of well-being Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Dwelling-mobility Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Capabilities, well-being and universalism Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Well-being and phenomenology Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Heritage and well-being Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Disability and ambiguities Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The existential situation of the patient Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Ecological health and caring  Download PDF
Chapter  15:  A Jungian contribution to the notion of well-being Download PDF
Chapter  16:  A new stance on quality of life Download PDF
Chapter  17:  “What can’t be cured must be endured” Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The distribution, determinants and root causes of inequalities in well-being Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Agencies of well-being Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Embodied routes to well-being Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Well-being and quality of life in a maternal health context Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Well-being and self-interest Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Values-based practice Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Creativity and aesthetic thinking Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Collaborative drawings Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Embodied connectivity through the visual and tactual arts Download PDF
Chapter  27:  Poetry and/as wellness Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Thirteen ways of looking at a clinic Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Eudaimonic well-being and education Download PDF
Chapter  30:  Eighteen kinds of well-being although there may be many more Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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