Wellbeing Out of Hopelessness

Laurel Anderson, Arizona State University, USA
This research focuses on a Native- American subsistence community in southwest United States with an extraordinarily high rate of diabetes. Findings include considerable hopelessness and a sense of illbeing reflecting perceptions of the inevitability of diabetes for tribal members and the sense of marginalization. However, there are exceptions to this more prevalent view. This work reflects the resource framework for wellbeing that focuses on cultural resources and the subjectivity paradigm that foregrounds consumers’ perceptions of socio-cultural structures and agency within power dimensions.
[ to cite ]:
Laurel Anderson (2010) ,"Wellbeing Out of Hopelessness", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 37, eds. Margaret C. Campbell, Jeff Inman, and Rik Pieters, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 199-203 .