Journal Article — “Money Does Not Buy Happiness”: Using the Sociological Imagination to Move Beyond Stressful Lives — by Jillian Pelletier

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Using her sociological imagination, in this paper the author applies various sociological concepts and theories (phenomenological sociology, symbolic interactionism, social exchange/rational choice theory, functionalism, conflict theory, and the postmodern perspective) to explore the role played by money, materialism, and media, as sources of undue stress in her life.

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Using her sociological imagination, in this paper the author applies various sociological concepts and theories (phenomenological sociology, symbolic interactionism, social exchange/rational choice theory, functionalism, conflict theory, and the postmodern perspective) to explore the role played by money, materialism, and media, as sources of undue stress in her life.

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Pelletier, Jillian. 2009. ““Money Does Not Buy Happiness”: Using the Sociological Imagination to Move Beyond Stressful Lives.” Pp. 173-180 in Sociological Re-Imaginations in & of Universities (Human Architecture: Journal of the Sociology of Self-Knowledge: Volume VII, Issue 3, 2009.) Belmont, MA: Okcir Press (an imprint of Ahead Publishing House).

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