About this book
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.
Community Quality of Life Research Community in Latin Countries Community Quality of Life and Well-Being Social Development in Latin Countries Well-Being of Different Groups in Latin Countries Concept and Practices of Felicitas Construction of Community Well-Being Community Development in Mexico City Communities in Argentina Water and Community Well-Being Quality of Life and Health in Colombia Identity and Quality of Life in Andalusia Life Satisfaction of Chilean Adolescents Community Well-Being of Young People Community Quality of Life of Older Adults in Spain Quality of Later Life in Spain and Mexico
“The material this book offers is a stepping stone for Latin societies to implement ideas that help improve their quality of life. The construction and organisation of the book provides the reader with a clear account of the main challenges modern societies are facing. … The book fits all kind of audiences. Due to its varied content and colloquial vocabulary, the book is a good asset for both academic and personal purposes.” (Lucia Macchia, Applied Research Quality Life, Vol. 13. 2018)