Networks of Well-being in the Global South: A Critical Review of Current Scholarship
Angelina Wilson Fadiji,
Sinakekelwe Khumalo and
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Alude Mahali: Human Sciences Research Council, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Ingrid Lynch: Human Sciences Research Council, Rhodes University
Angelina Wilson Fadiji: Human Sciences Research Council
Tsidiso Tolla: Human Sciences Research Council
Sinakekelwe Khumalo: Human Sciences Research Council
Sara Naicker: University of Witwatersrand
Journal of Developing Societies, 2018, vol. 34, issue 4, 373-400
The subject of human well-being continues to gain traction in disciplines as diverse as psychology, sociology, development studies, and economics. Current scholarship, however, is still largely framed by normative assumptions about what being well means, and the overwhelming majority of conceptual approaches to well-being being have been conceived and applied by researchers in the industrialized, wealthy contexts of the global North. We critique the current conceptualizations of well-being and assess their applicability to research in the global south, particularly in contexts marked by poverty and inequality.
Keywords: Well-being; global south; social relationships; power; social inequality (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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