The Good Life/Ted Fischer

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Prof. Fischer’s book, The Good Life: Aspiration, Dignity, and the Anthropology of Wellbeing (Stanford University Press, 2014), analyzes notions of wellbeing in different cultural contexts.  It examines how middle-class consumers in Germany and farmers in Guatemala use the market in pursuit of the “good life” and define wellbeing beyond material standards of living. Ted Fischer is Professor of Anthropology and Director of the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University.