54) The Pursuit of Happiness

I was joined with Dr. Ashley Frawler: Researcher and Senior Lecturer in Criminology, Sociology, and Social Policy. We discussed the Pursuit of Happiness and how it has been manipulated and misrepresented for the public. 


Her research includes:



  • Mindfulness and the 'Psychological Impagination'

  • The value in ‘value’: An exercise for pluralizing economics instruction, Medicalization of social problems

  • Not very NICE: deviance, stigma, and nutritional guidelines related to healthy weight and obesity

  • “Unhappy News”: Process, Rhetoric, and Context in the Making of the Happiness Problem

  • Happiness Research: A Review of Critiques


Her book - "Semiotics of Happiness"


Website - https://www.swansea.ac.uk/staff/human-and-health-sciences/public-health-policy-and-social-sciences/frawley-a/




Artwork by Phillip Thor - https://linktr.ee/Philipthor_art.




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