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Quality of Life and the Anthropological Perspective

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  • Richard Wilk
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    Anthropology has always had a commitment to cultural relativity, which has inhibited critical thinking or research on quality of life. I argue that cultural relativity remains an important caution to any attempt to measure or compare quality of life, but that there are also many reasons to pursue such comparisons.

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    Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Feminist Economics.

    Volume (Year): 5 (1999)
    Issue (Month): 2 ()
    Pages: 91-93

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    Handle: RePEc:taf:femeco:v:5:y:1999:i:2:p:91-93

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    Keywords: Anthropology; Cultural Relativity; Subjectivity; Objectivity;

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    Cited by:
    1. Laura Camfield & Gina Crivello & Martin Woodhead, 2009. "Wellbeing Research in Developing Countries: Reviewing the Role of Qualitative Methods," Social Indicators Research, Springer, vol. 90(1), pages 5-31, January.
    2. Steckel, Richard H., 2009. "Heights and human welfare: Recent developments and new directions," Explorations in Economic History, Elsevier, vol. 46(1), pages 1-23, January.

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