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Where Is the Good in the World?: Ethical Life Between Social Theory and Philosophy (Hardcover)

Where Is the Good in the World?: Ethical Life Between Social Theory and Philosophy By David Henig (Editor), Anna Strhan (Editor), Joel Robbins (Editor) Cover Image
By David Henig (Editor), Anna 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.

About the Author


Joel Robbins is the Sigrid Rausing Professor of Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of numerous publications, including the books Becoming Sinners: Christianity and Moral Torment in a Papua New Guinea Society (UC Press, 2004), and Theology and the Anthropology of Christian Life (OUP, 2020).


Product Details
ISBN: 9781800735514
ISBN-10: 1800735510
Publisher: Berghahn Books
Publication Date: July 8th, 2022
Pages: 260
Language: English