SSS MoralitiesTheme books and articles, 2011-2012

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Anscombe, G. E. M. “Modern Moral Philosophy.” Philosophy 33, no. 124 (January 1, 1958): 1-19.

Bauman, Zygmunt. "Ethics of Individuals." The Canadian Journal of Sociology 25:1 (Winter, 2000): 83-96.

Becker, Howard S. "Whose Side are We On?" Social Problems 14:3 (Winter, 1967):239-247.

Bornstein, Erica. "The Impulse of Philanthropy." Cultural Anthropology 24:4 (November, 2009):p.622-651.

Bosk, Charles L. "The New Bureaucracies of Virtue or When Form Fails to Follow Function." PoLAR 30:2 (2007):192-209.

Butt, Leslie. "The Suffering Stranger: Medical Anthropology and International Morality." Medical Anthropology 21 (2002): 1-24

Crandall, David P. "Knowing Human Moral Knowledge to Be True: An Essay on Intellectual Conviction." Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute (N.S.) 10, no. 2 (June 1, 2004): 307-326.

D'Andrade, Roy. “Moral Models in Anthropology.” Current Anthropology 36, no. 3 (June 1, 1995): 399-408.

Das, Veena. “Public Good, Ethics, and Everyday Life: Beyond the Boundaries of Bioethics.” Daedalus 128, no. 4 (October 1, 1999): 99-133.

Daston, Lorraine. “The Moral Economy of Science.” Osiris 10. 2nd Series (January 1, 1995): 3-24.

Edel, Abraham. “Anthropology and Ethics in Common Focus.” The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland 92, no. 1 (January 1, 1962): 55-72.

Faubion, James D. “Toward an Anthropology of Ethics: Foucault and the Pedagogies of Autopoiesis.” Representations 74, no. 1 (5, 2001): 83-104.

Geertz, Clifford. “Distinguished Lecture: Anti Anti-Relativism.” American Anthropologist 86, no. 2. New Series (June 1, 1984): 263-278.

Goodale, Mark. “Ethical Theory as Social Practice.” American Anthropologist 108, no. 1 (3, 2006): 25-37.

Hage, Ghassan. “"Comes a Time We Are All Enthusiasm": Understanding Palestinian Suicide Bombers in Times of Exighophobia.” Public Culture 15, no. 1 (2003): 65-89.

Herzfeld, Michael. “Meaning and Morality: A Semiotic Approach to Evil Eye Accusations in a Greek Village.” American Ethnologist 8, no. 3 (1981): 560-574.

Heyman, Josiah McC. “Respect for Outsiders? Respect for the Law? The Moral Evaluation of High-Scale Issues by US Immigration Officers.” The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 6, no. 4 (December 1, 2000): 635-652.

Hirschkind, Charles. “The Ethics of Listening: Cassette-Sermon Audition in Contemporary Egypt.” American Ethnologist 28, no. 3 (2001): 623-649.

Joas, Hans. “Morality in an Age of Contingency.” Acta Sociologica 47, no. 4 (December 1, 2004): 392-399.

Kleinman, A. “Experience and its moral modes: Culture, human conditions and disorder.”
Tanner Lectures. In G.B. Peterson, Ed: The Tanner Lectures on Human Values. Salt Lake
City: University of Utah Press, Vol. 20, 357-420.

Laidlaw, James. “For an Anthropology of Ethics and Freedom.” The Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute 8, no. 2 (June 1, 2002): 311-332.

Parish, Steven M. “The Sacred Mind: Newar Cultural Representations of Mental Life and the Production of Moral Consciousness.” Ethos 19, no. 3 (1991): 313-351.

Perry, Donna L. “Fathers, Sons, and the State: Discipline and Punishment in a Wolof Hinterland.” Cultural Anthropology 24, no. 1 (2, 2009): 33-67.

Razack, Sherene. “From the "Clean Snows of Petawawa": The Violence of Canadian Peacekeepers in Somalia.” Cultural Anthropology 15, no. 1 (February 1, 2000): 127-163.

Robbins, Joel. “On the Pleasures and Dangers of Culpability.” Critique of Anthropology 30, no. 1 (March 1, 2010): 122 -128.

Scheper-Hughes, Nancy. “The Primacy of the Ethical: Propositions for a Militant Anthropology.” Current Anthropology 36, no. 3 (June 1, 1995): 409-440.

Taussig, Michael. “Culture of Terror--Space of Death. Roger Casement's Putumayo Report and the Explanation of Torture.” Comparative Studies in Society and History 26, no. 3 (July 1, 1984): 467-497.

Thompson, E. P. “The Moral Economy of the English Crowd in the Eighteenth Century.” Past & Present, no. 50 (February 1, 1971): 76-136.

Widlok, Thomas. “Sharing by Default?.” Anthropological Theory 4, no. 1 (March 1, 2004): 53 -70.

Zigon, Jarrett. “Moral breakdown and the ethical demand.” Anthropological Theory 7, no. 2 (June 1, 2007): 131 -150.


Books with call numbers are available on the SSS Theme Shelf in the lobby of the Historical Studies-Social Science Library. Some titles are linked to online, full text content. Books without call numbers have been ordered and will be available upon receipt.

Abu-Lughod, Lila, Veiled Sentiments, DT72.B4 A28 1988

Améry, Jean, At the Mind’s Limits, D804 .3 .A4913 1980

Anscombe, G.E.M., Human Life, Action and Ethics, BJ1011 .A57 2005

Barker, John, The Anthropology of Morality in Melanesia and Beyond, GN668 .A57 2007

Barnett, Michael, Empire of Humanity: A History of Humanitarianism, JZ6369 .B348 2011

Boltanski, Luc, Distant Suffering: Morality, Media and Politics, B105 .S79B6513 1999

Branch, Adam. Displacing Human Rights : War and Intervention in Northern Uganda, JC599.U36B73 2011

Canto-Sperber Monique, Dictionnaire d’éthique et de philosophie morale, BJ63 .D55 2001

Caplan, Pat, The Ethics of Anthropology, GN33 .6 .E86 2003

Cook John, Morality and Cultural Differences, BJ52 .C66 1999

Das et al, Violence and Subjectivity, JC328.6 .V56 2000

Das, Veena, Life and Words: Violence and the Descent into the Ordinary, GN635 .I4D2662 2007

Dewey, John, The Moral Writings, B945 .D41G68 1975

Dreier, James, Contemporary Debates in Moral Theory, BJ1012 .C6572 2006

Durkheim, Emile, On Morality and Society, HM22.F8 D779

Durkheim, Emile, The Division of Labor in Society, HD51 .D98

Edel, May & Edel, Abraham, Anthropology and Ethics, BJ52 .E3 2000

Elias, Norbert , The Civilizing Process, CB83 .E413 2000

Farah, Martha, Neuroethics: An Introduction with Readings, RC343 .N42 2010

Faubion, James, An Anthropology of Ethics, B2430 .F724F38 2011

Hauser, Marc, Moral Minds: How Nature Designed Our Universal Sense of Right and Wrong,
BJ1012 .H348 2006

Heintz, Monica, The Anthropology of Moralities, GN345 .5 .A57 2009

Howell, Signe, The Ethnography of Moralities, GN468 .7 .E83 1987

Kleinman et al, Social Suffering, HM291 .S63 1997

Klot et al. The Fourth Wave : Violence, Gender, Culture, & HIV in the 21st Century, RC606.6.F88 2011

Lambek, Michael, Ordinary Ethics: Anthropology, Language, and Action, GN33 .6 .O74 2010

Lukes, Steven, Moral Relativism, BJ37 .L85 2008

MacIntyre, Alasdair, After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory, BJ1012 .M325 1984

Margalit, Avishai, The Ethics of Memory, BD181.7.M37 2002

Mikhail, John, Elements of Moral Cognition, BJ44.M55 2011

Moore, G. E., Principia Ethica, B1647 .M73P74 1993

Nietzsche, Friedrich, On the Genealogy of Morals, B3313.Z9 K21 1989

Nussbaum, Martha, Upheavals of Thought: The Intelligence of Emotions, BF531 .N87 2001

Pharo, Patrick, Morale et Sociologie, HM665 .P53 2004

Rosaldo, Michelle, Knowledge and Passion, DS666.I4 R6

Scott, James, The Moral Economy of the Peasant, HD1513.A755 S36

Shweder, Richard et al, Engaging Cultural Differences: The Multicultural Challenge in Liberal Democracies, HM1271 .E5 2002

Smith, Adam, The Theory of Moral Sentiments: 6th ed. with considerable corrections, etc., 10th ed., AC7 .S59 v. 1

Sykes, Karen, Ethnographies of Moral Reasoning: Living Paradoxes of a Global Age, BJ52 .E76 2009

Taylor, Charles, Sources of the Self: The Making of the Modern Identity, BD450 .T2665 1989

Tronto, Joan, Moral Boundaries: A Political Argument for an Ethic of Care, HQ1206 .T75 1993

Weber, Max, Max Weber's Complete Writings On Academic and Political Vocations, LB775 .W3724 2008

Weber, Max , The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, BR115.E3 W4

Williams, Bernard, Morality: An Introduction to Ethics, BJ1012 .W535

Zigon, Jarrett, Morality: An Anthropological Perspective, GN468 .7 .Z54 2008