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Quality of Life in Communities of Latin Countries

  • Graciela Tonon
  • Presents a framework integrating the concepts of community with quality of life and well-being of different groups

  • Presents unique experiences about culture, social development, health, armed conflicts

  • Written by renowned authors from Latin countries


Part of the Community Quality-of-Life and Well-Being book series (CQLWB)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Communities’ Quality of Life: Theory and Practice

  3. Community Quality of Life of Different Groups in Latin Countries: Indigenous People, Displaced People, Migrants, Children, Young People and Older Adults

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Lía Rodríguez de la Vega, Héctor Rodríguez
      Pages 137-165
    3. Jorge Palacio, Isidro Maya-Jariego, Amalio Blanco, José Amar, Colette Sabatier
      Pages 167-184
    4. Jaime Alfaro, Javier Guzmán, David Sirlopú, Denise Oyarzún, Fernando Reyes, Mariavictoria Benavente et al.
      Pages 185-204
    5. Vicente Rodriguez-Rodriguez, Fermina Rojo-Perez, Gloria Fernandez-Mayoralas
      Pages 227-253
    6. Cristiano Codagnone, Pilar Cruz, Isidro Maya-Jariego
      Pages 255-267
    7. Carmen Rodríguez-Blázquez, Gloria Fernández-Mayoralas, Fermina Rojo-Pérez, Pablo Martínez-Martín, Maria João Forjaz
      Pages 269-286

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

Editors and affiliations

  • Graciela Tonon
    • 1
  1. 1.Universidad de PalermoUniversidad Nacional de Lomas de Zamora Universidad de PalermoCiudad Autonoma de Buenos AiresArgentina

About the editors

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.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Quality of Life in Communities of Latin Countries
  • Editors Graciela Tonon
  • Series Title Community Quality-of-Life and Well-Being
  • Series Abbreviated Title Community Quality-of-Life and Well-Being
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-53182-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-319-85083-2
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-53183-0
  • Series ISSN 2520-1093
  • Series E-ISSN 2520-1107
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 286
  • Number of Illustrations 26 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Quality of Life Research
    Latino Culture
    Social Work and Community Development
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“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)