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Handbook of the sociology of morality

The Handbook of the Sociology of Morality provides systematic compilation of the wider social structural, cultural, cross-national, organizational, and interactional dimension of human moral thought, feeling, and behavior. The text fills a niche within sociology, exploring an often-overlooked dimension of human social life.
Print Book, English, 2013
Springer, New York, 2013
pages cm.
9781441968951, 1441968954
Foreword. The Return of the Moral (Michele Lamont).- Part 1: Sociological Perspectives On Morality (“What is it”?).- Chapter 1. Back to the Future: Reviving the Sociology of the Future; Steven Hitlin and Stephen Vaisey.- Chapter 2. The Cognitive Approach to Morality; Raymond Boudon.- Chapter 3. Four Concepts of Morality; Christopher Powell.- Chapter 4. Adumbrations of a Sociology of Morality in the work of Parsons, Simmel, and Merton; Donald Levine.- Chapter 5. Classical Approaches to Morality: War and Modernity; Edward Tiryakian.- Chapter 6. Social Order as Moral Order; Ann Rawls.- Part 2: Sociological Contexts (“Where does it come from?”).- Chapter 7. Social Selection, Evolution, and Human Morality; Jonathan H. Turner.- Chapter 8. Cross-Cultural Understandings of Embodied Moral Codes; Frederick Wherry.- Chapter 9. Social Class and the Development of Morality; Andrew Sayer.- Chapter 10. Legal Systems and Moral Codes; Carol Heimer.- Chapter 11. Morality in Organizations; Robert Jackall.- Chapter 12. Explaining Crime as Moral Actions; Per-Olof Wikstrom.- Chapter 13. Religious Contexts and Moral Development; Chris Bader and Roger Finke.-Chapter 14. American Moral Culture and Values; Wayne Baker.-  Chapter 15. Education and the “Culture Wars”; James Davidson Hunter and Jeffrey Dill.- Chapter 16. The Creation of Moral Vocabularies; Brian Lowe.- Part 3: Morality In Action (“How does it work?”).- Chapter 17. Altruism and Cooperation; Robb Willer, Matthew Feinberg, Kyle Irwin, Michael Shultz and Brent Simpson.- Chapter18. Justice and Exchange as Core Moral Processes; Karen Hegtvedt and Heather Scheuerman.- Chapter 19. Towards an Integrated Science of Morality: Linking Mind, Society and Culture; Rengin Firat and Chad Michael McPherson.- Chapter 20. Moral Identity; Jan E. Stets.- Chapter 21. Morality and the Mind-Body Connection; Gabriel Ignatow.- Chapter 22. Moral Power in Social Movements; Christopher Winship and Jal Mehta.- Chapter 23. Moral Dimensions of the Work/Family Nexus; Mary Blair-Loy.- Chapter 24. Moral Categories and Public Policy; Brian Steensland.- Chapter 25. The Moral Construction of Risk; Leslie Roth.- Chapter 26. Moral Discourse in Economic Contexts; Rebekah P. Massengill and Amy Reynolds.- Chapter 27. Morality and Discourse; Jason Turowetz and Doug Maynard.- Part 4: Future Directions For Sociological Science.- Chapter 28. Morality, Modernity, and World Society; Sabine Frerichs and Richard Münch.- Chapter 29. Moral Relativism and the Shaping of a Field of Inquiry; Steven Lukes.- Chapter 30. Classical Approaches and Contemporary Questions: What Next?; Gabriel Abend.