Where is the Good in the World? Ethical Life between Social Theory and Philosophy

David Henig (Editor), Anna Harriet Block Strhan (Editor), Joel Robbins (Editor)

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Bringing together contributions from anthropology, sociology, religious studies, and philosophy, along with ethnographic case studies from diverse settings, this volume explores how different disciplinary perspectives on the good might engage with and enrich each other. The chapters examine how people realize the good in social life, exploring how ethics and values relate to forms of suffering, power and inequality, and, in doing so, demonstrate how focusing on the good enhances social theory. This is the first interdisciplinary engagement with what it means to study the good as a fundamental aspect of social life.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherBerghahn Books
Number of pages260
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-80073-552-1
ISBN (Print)978-1-80073-551-4
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2022

Publication series

NameWyse Series in Social Anthropology
PublisherBerghahn Books

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