A Critical Reader
Edited by Didier Fassin, Samuel Lézé
To Be Published October 1st 2013 by Routledge – 352 pages
This Reader is an essential resource for students and scholars interested in the anthropology of morality. The collection includes classical and more recent material, carefully chosen to provide a critical and historical overview of an important and developing field. The selections are contextualized with lucid editorial material, including a substantial introduction.
Introduction: The Moral Question in Anthropology Part One: Foundations Legacies of Moral Philosophies. Premises of a Science of Morality Part Two: Positions The Location of the Moral. Ethical Relativism in Question Part Three: Descriptions Local Ethics. Moral Economies Part Four: Confrontations Borderline Situations. Practical Tensions Part Five: Prescriptions Moralizing the World? Codifying the Discipline? Conclusion: Towards an Hauntology of the Moral Question.
Didier Fassin is the James D. Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, and Director of Studies at the École des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris.
Samuel Lézé is an Assistant Professor at the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Lyon.