A Companion to Moral Anthropology by Didier Fassin

By Didier Fassin

A better half to ethical Anthropology is the 1st collective attention of the anthropological dimensions of morals, morality, and ethics. unique essays via foreign specialists discover many of the currents, methods, and matters during this vital new self-discipline, analyzing subject matters equivalent to the ethnography of moralities, the research of ethical subjectivities, and the exploration of ethical economies.

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Durkheim, Émile (1974 [1906]) The Determination of Moral Facts. In Sociology and Philosophy. New York: Free Press, pp. 35–62. Durkheim, Émile (1984 [1893]) The Division of Labor in Society. New York: Macmillan. Edel, Abraham (1962) Anthropology and Ethics in Common Focus. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland 92(1): 55–72. Englund, Harri (2008) Extreme Poverty and Existential Obligations: Beyond Morality in the Anthropoogy of Africa. Social Analysis 52(3): 33–50.

Widlok, Thomas (2004) Sharing by Default? Outline of an Anthropology of Virtue. Anthropological Theory 4(1): 53–70. Zigon, Jarrett (2007) Moral Breakdown and the Ethical Demand: A Theoretical Framework to an Anthropology of Moralities. Anthropological Theory 7(2): 131–150. Zigon, Jarrett (2008) Morality: An Anthropological Perspective. Oxford: Berg. indd 19 I Legacies 6/19/2012 3:06:53 PM CHAPTER 1 Durkheim and the Moral Fact Bruno Karsenti Trans. Amy Jacobs In being constituted as a science, sociology produced the equivalent of an earthquake in philosophy, attacking as it did the very idea of “theoretical morality” and any undertaking to identify a foundation for morality.

For those who have already been involved in it for some time, as well as for those who temporarily joined it on the occasion of this book, it practically signifies exploring new territories. It is our intuition that questioning moral and ethical issues in contemporary societies and in our own scientific practice may be as significant for our discipline as has been, in recent decades, questioning political, racial, or gender issues, that is, unveiling invisible stakes and seeing the world differently.

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