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Book Review: Happiness and place: why life is better outside of the city by Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn

Meyer, William B. (2015) Book Review: Happiness and place: why life is better outside of the city by Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn. LSE Review of Books (18 Dec 2015). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In Happiness and Place: Why Life is Better Outside of the City, Adam Okulicz-Kozaryn challenges the assumption that urban life is most conducive to happiness and wellbeing, arguing that cities are stressful, dissatisfying and inhibit connection with other humans and nature. While William B. Meyer praises this book as a useful and lively challenge to social science orthodoxy that tends to vaunts the urban, he suggests that its thesis, largely centred on the US case, requires further evidence to be fully persuasive.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2015 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 12 Jan 2016 14:44
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2019 15:54
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/64934

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