Emotionen und Lebenszufriedenheit in der „Erlebnisgesellschaft“. Eine vergleichende Analyse von 23 europäischen Ländern im Anschluss an die Gesellschaftsdiagnose von Gerhard Schulze

English title: Emotions and life-satisfaction in "adventure society". A comparative analysis of 23 European countries following the social diagnosis by Gerhard Schulze

Author(s): Michael Mutz - Sylvia Kämpfer -

Language: German

Type: Journal article

Year: 2013


According to sociological diagnoses of time, a strong postmodern consumption, entertainment and adventure culture has developed in many Western countries. This contribution is linked in particular to Schulze's "Erlebnisgesellschaft" (1992). Theoretically, it is argued that people in a consumer and adventure society are increasingly oriented towards the interior: they are increasingly striving for a beautiful experience, a high level of well-being and positive emotions. With data from the European Social Survey 2006, this thesis is examined in a comparative perspective for 23 European countries.

Volume: 65

Issue: 2

From page no: 253

To page no: 275

Refereed: Yes

DOI: 10.1007/S11577-013-0204-Y

Journal: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie