Quality of Life in Communities of Latin Countries

Tonon, Graciela

  • 出版商: Springer
  • 出版日期: 2019-04-05
  • 售價: $4,120
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$3,914
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 286
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 3319850830
  • ISBN-13: 9783319850832
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This book presents a reconfiguration of the concepts of community in Latin countries as well as the community quality of life and well-being of different groups: children, young people, older adults, migrants. The traditional concept of community has changed together with the way people participate in community spaces. Community nowadays is more than a geographic concentration; it is related to social support, inter-subjectivity, participation, consensus, common beliefs, joint effort aiming at a major objective, and intense and extensive relationships. This volume presents unique experiences about culture, social development, health, water, armed conflicts, the digital media, and sports within communities, written by authors from Latin countries. This volume is a valuable resource for researchers, students, and policy makers in quality of life studies.


Graciela Tonon is the Director of the Master Program of Social Sciences at Universidad de Palermo, Argentina. She is a full-time professor at graduate and undergraduate levels, and a research professor in the School of Social Sciences at the National University of Lomas de Zamora, and at the School of Social Sciences at the University of Palermo. Vice-president of external affairs at International Society for Quality of Life Studies. She is Secretary of the Human Development and Capability Association. She is the Series Editor of the International Handbooks of Quality of Life, Springer. Director and reviewer of research papers and doctoral theses at various universities in several countries throughout Latin America. She has written books, book chapters, and scientific articles in Spanish and English on areas of interest, including: quality of life, research methodology, youth, and social work.