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Morality : an anthropological perspective

Author: Jarrett Zigon
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Berg, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Zigon here provides an account of anthropological approaches to the question of morality. By considering how morality is viewed and enacted in different cultures, and how it is related to key social institutions, he takes a closer look at some of the most central questions in the morality debates of our time.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jarrett Zigon
ISBN: 9781845206581 1845206584 9781845206598 1845206592
OCLC Number: 191925590
Description: vi, 180 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Part I. The philosophical and theoretical foundations of social scientific studies of morality --
Part II. Religion and law --
Case study 1 : moral torment in Papua New Guinea --
Part III. Sexuality, gender, and health --
Case study 2 : morality and women's health in Post-Soviet Russia --
Part IV. Language, narrative, and discourse --
Case study 3 : narratives of moral experience in Moscow --
Part V. Closing.
Responsibility: Jarrett Zigon.
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