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Ethnographies of moral reasoning : living paradoxes of a global age

Author: Karen Margaret Sykes; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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These astute essays describe the way ordinary people value human relationships and reason through the commonplace contradictions of their local way of life in a global age, rather than measure the actions of their subjects as evidence of either universal rationality or shared cultural beliefs. Each contributor conveys the ways in which people challenge the ascribed moral standards of custom, religious belief,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Ethnographies of moral reasoning.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2009
(DLC) 2008019906
(OCoLC)227571612
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Karen Margaret Sykes; Palgrave Connect (Online service)
ISBN: 9780230617957 0230617956 9780230609815 0230609813 9781349376254 1349376256
OCLC Number: 443309247
Notes: "This collection of essays is the product of a series of workshops over a long period where the organizing themes were debated and modified and drafts of the articles discussed and revised"--Page [189].
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (x, 206 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Residence : moral reason in a common place : paradoxes of a global age / Karen Sykes --
Privatization : jokes, scandal, and absurdity in a time of rapid change / Catherine Alexander --
Charity : conversations about need and greed / Soumhya Venkatesan --
Custom : the limits of reciprocity in village resettlement / Keir Martin --
Corruption : insights into combating corruption in rural development / Alpa Shah --
Fakes : frauds, value-anxiety, and the politics of sincerity / Susanne Brandtstädter --
Sacra : rumors about the moral force of ritual objects as public art / Karen Sykes --
After words : from ethos to pathos / C.A. Gregory.
Responsibility: edited by Karen Sykes.

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