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Contents Introduction 1 Some Early Works in the Anthropology of Moralities 4 Relativism 9 Outline of Book 19 Part IThe Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of the Anthropological Studies of Morality 1 The Philosophical and Theoretical Foundations of Social Scientific Studies of Morality ¿ From Plato and Aristotle to Durkheim, Weber, and Foucault 23 Philosophical Theories of Morality 23 The Roots of a Social Scientific Theory of Morality 32 Some Final Words 45 Part IIReligion and Law 2 Religion 49 Witchcraft 49 Moral Consciousness and the Ethics of Self 52 Change, Religion, and Moralities 59 Some Final Words 63 3 Law 65 State and Law 66 Moral Economies, Inequality, and Property 70 Human Rights 75 Some Final Words 79 Case Study 1Moral Torment in Papua New Guinea 81 Part IIISexuality, Gender, and Health 4 Gender and Sexuality 87 Gender and Moralities 87 Sexuality 95 Family, Children, and Morality 102 Some Final Words 106 5 Illness, Health, and Medicine 107 The Morality of Biomedicine 107 HIV/AIDS and Morality 111 Narrative and Medical Encounters 117 Bioethics 121 Some Final Words 125 Case Study 2Morality and Women¿s Health in Post-Soviet Russia 127 Part IVLanguage, Narrative, and Discourse 6 Language, Discourse, and Narrative 133 Discourse, Performativity, and Moral Communication 133 Narrative 146 Some Final Words 152 Case Study 3 Narratives of moral experience in Moscow 155 Part VClosing 7 Some Closing Words 161 Morality and Ethics 162 References 167 Index 179
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Ethics -- Cross-cultural studies.
Anthropology -- Psychology.