Placing wellbeing: anthropological perspectives on wellbeing and place

Emilia Ferraro, Juan Pablo Sarmiento Barletti

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In this thematic issue we offer anthropologically-informed snapshots of the different forms that wellbeing takes when approached from place-based perspectives. We are interested in highlighting and engaging with the undermining of place in the literature on wellbeing, which has produced a lack of appreciation for the role that culture plays in forming and informing different discourses, understandings and practices of wellbeing, as well as wellbeing scholarship itself. Our articles examine place as part of a project that aims at generating new contexts from which to ‘think otherwise’ about social policy, politics, the creation of knowledge, and, ultimately, existence.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalAnthropology in Action
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2016


  • Culture
  • Ethnography
  • Place-based consciousness
  • Thinking otherwise
  • Wellbeing discourse and practice

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