The Moral Fabric in Contemporary Societies

The Annals of the International Institute of Sociology - Volume 9
 
 
Brill (Verlag)
  • erschienen am 23. Juli 2003
 
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  • Hardcover
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  • 382 Seiten
978-90-04-13114-9 (ISBN)
 
Neither the title of the 35th Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, nor its timing and location were coincidental - The Moral Fabric in Contemporary Societies being discussed in 2001 in Poland, a country which had experienced two totalitarianisms in the previous century. The events of the new millennium thus far demonstrate that history is aimless unless the societies who are its agents have moral goals or visions which they pursue.
The contents of this volume constitute the best evidence of a belief in the universality and importance of moral issues for the social sciences. The deliberations here cover the notion of trust, proceed with the issue of economic inequalities, discuss multiple modernities as a response to imposed modernization, debate postcommunism and corruption, and, finally, examine genocide and its social consequences. The book opens and closes with reflections on the theoretical aspects of what constitutes the moral fabric today.
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  • Höhe: 244 mm
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  • Breite: 171 mm
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Grazyna Skapska is Professor of Sociology and Chair in the sociology of norms and organizations at the Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland. She is Vice-President of the International Institute of Sociology.

Annamaria Orla-Bukowska is a social anthropologist at the Jagiellonian University; her general field of research is majority-minority relations. She will be a 2004 Yad Vashem Fellow.

Krzystof Kowalski, Ph.D. (2000), Jagiellonian University, works and teaches in the Centre for European Studies at the Jagiellonian University.
Preface, Grazyna Skapska

SECTION ONE: THE MORAL FABRIC IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES: TWO PERSPECTIVES

Morality in Contemporary Society, Masamichi Sasaki

Morality in Contemporary Social Theory, Grazyna Skapska

SECTION TWO: TRUST IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETIES

Trust: A Cultural Resource,Piotr Sztompka

Some Observations on Problems of Trust in Modern Societies, Shmuel Eisenstadt


SECTION THREE: PROMISES AND DISAPPOINTMENTS: EASTERN EUROPE AFTER COMMUNISM SEEN FROM SYDNEY AND PRAGUE

Parables of Hope and Disappointment, Martin Krygier

Everyday Democracy in the Czech Republic: Disappointments or New Morals in a Time of Neo-Normalization, Jirina Siklova


SECTION FOUR: DIVIDED WORLD - FACES OF INEQUALITIES

Dimensions and Processes of Global Inequalities, Göran Therborn

Postsocialist Transformations and Various Faces of Inequalities in the Divided World,
Pavel Machonin

SECTION FIVE: COPING WITH CORRUPTION

Is a Sociology of Corruption Possible?,Jacek Kurczewski

The Paths of Italian Corruption,Vincenzo Ferrari

Trust-Mistrust in European Democracies, Mattei Dogan


SECTION SIX:THE MORAL SENSE OF MODERNIZATION

The Moral Dimensions and Tensions of Modernity, Shmuel Eisenstadt

Varieties and Transcendence of Modernity, Björn Wittrock

Modernity, Tradition and the Shi`ite Reformation in Contemporary Iran?, Said Amir Arjomand

Literature and the Moral Imagination of Modernity, Sudipta Kaviraj


SECTION SEVEN: TERROR, GENOCIDE, AND VIOLENCE

The De-Civilizing Process, Eliezer Ben Rafael

"Women, children, older people": Genocide, Warfare, and the Functional Differentiation of Society, Klaus Dammann

Society as a "Morality-Silencing" Force: Primo Levi, Existential Power, and the Concentration Camp, Nigel Rapport

Answers to Atrocities, Nils Christie

AFTERWORD

The Moral Fabric: Diverse Textures in the Postmodern World, Krzysztof Kowalski& Annamaria Orla-Bukowska


List of Editors and Contributors
Neither the title of the 35th Congress of the International Institute of Sociology, nor its timing and location were coincidental - 'The Moral Fabric in Contemporary Societies' being discussed in 2001 in Poland, a country which had experienced two totalitarianisms in the previous century. The events of the new millennium thus far demonstrate that history is aimless unless the societies who are its agents have moral goals or visions which they pursue.
The contents of this volume constitute the best evidence of a belief in the universality and importance of moral issues for the social sciences. The deliberations here cover the notion of trust, proceed with the issue of economic inequalities, discuss multiple modernities as a response to imposed modernization, debate postcommunism and corruption, and, finally, examine genocide and its social consequences. The book opens and closes with reflections on the theoretical aspects of what constitutes the moral fabric today.

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