Guest editors: Anna Maria Zawadzka & Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska, University of Gdansk, Gdansk, Poland
Journal of Social Research & Policy invites original paper submissions for a special issue on “Between wealth and well-being: consumption, psychology and quality of life”, to bring together papers concerning mutual relations between growing standard of life, prosperity and well-being in modern societies.
Academics, especially those doing research in psychology, sociology, anthropology and economics, have always been interested in the subject of the impact of cultural, social, and economic change on individuals and societies. Apparently, changes brought about by prevalent growing wealth and consumer culture may have both positive and negative consequences. On the one hand, the changes make life easier and increase the standard of living as well as lead to a rapid advancement of technology. However, focusing on wealth may decrease well-being, sense of affiliation and the quality of social relationships and it may also result in neglect of culture and art and mindless destruction of the natural environment. Therefore, it is really crucial to study and indicate the threats produced by the changes and look for precautions against them. There are a lot of import ant questions to be answered, i.e.:
We invite original and empirical papers, written in a good English language on the subjects of:
All submissions will be peer reviewed. For guidelines on manuscript preparation and submission, please visit the journal website. Please send any inquiries to Anna Maria Zawadzka email@example.com, or Magdalena Żemojtel-Piotrowska firstname.lastname@example.org
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 30 June 2013
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