A Companion to Moral Anthropology

A Companion to Moral Anthropology

Edited by Didier Fassin

Image1A Companion to Moral Anthropology is the first collective consideration of the anthropological dimensions of morals, morality, and ethics. Original essays by international experts explore the various currents, approaches, and issues in this important new discipline, examining topics such as the ethnography of moralities, the study of moral subjectivities, and the exploration of moral economies.

> Represents the first collection to provide a broad picture of a new field of research, moral anthropology, that includes the ethnography of moralities, the study of moral subjectivities and the exploration of moral economies.

> Investigates the central legacies of moral anthropology, the formation of moral facts and values, the context of local moralities, and the frontiers between moralities, politics, humanitarianism.

> Features contributions from pioneers in the field of moral anthropology, as well as international experts in related fields such as moral philosophy, moral psychology, evolutionary biology and neuroethics.

Table of contents

Notes on Contributors

Introduction: Toward a Critical Moral Anthropology

Didier Fassin

Part I. Legacies

1. Durkheim and the Moral Fact

Bruno Karsenti

2. Weber and Practical Ethics

Isabelle Kalinowski

3. E. P. Thompson and Moral Economies

Marc Edelman

4. Foucault and the Genealogy of Ethics

James D . Faubion

5. Relativism and Universalism

Richard A. Shweder

6. Anthropology and Ethics

Carolyn Fluehr-Lobban

Part II. Approaches

7. Cultural Values

Joel Robbins

8. Ordinary Ethics

Veena Das

9. Moral Sentiments

C . Jason Throop

10. Moral Reasoning

Karen M . Sykes

11. Virtue

Thomas Widlok

12. Narratives

Jarrett Zigon

Part III. Localities

13. Ethics and Piety

Saba Mahmood

14. Care and Disregard

João Biehl

15. Mourning

Everett Yuehong Zhang

16. Poverty

Harri Englund

17. Inequality

Caroline Humphrey

18. Sexuality

Stacy Leigh Pigg

Part IV. Worlds

19. Religion and Morality

Michael Lambek

20. Charity

Jonathan Benthall

21. Medicine

Adriana Petryna

22. Science

Michael M . J . Fischer

23. Finance

Karen Ho

24. Law

Carol J. Greenhouse

Part V. Politics

25. Humanitarianism

Peter Redfield

26. Human Rights

Mark Goodale

27. War

Catherine Lutz and Kathleen Millar

28. Violence

Alexander Hinton

29. Punishment

Roger Lancaster

30. Borders

Josiah M. Heyman and John Symons

Part VI. Dialogues

31. Moral Philosophy

Kwame Anthony Appiah

32. Moral Psychology

James Dungan and Liane Young

33. Neuroethics

Massimo Reichlin

34. Evolutionary and Cognitive Anthropology

Nicolas Baumard and Dan Sperber

Index of Names

Subject Index

  • Wiley-Blackwell, "Blackwell Companions to Anthropology", August 2012, 664 pages. ISBN : 978-0-470-65645-7 (hardcover) - 156,00 €  

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