Morality and Health
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Morality and Health by Paul Rozin
Book DescriptionFrom the castigation and stigmatization of victims of AIDS to our celebration of diet, exercise and fitness, the moral categorization of health and disease reflects contemporary notions that disease results from moral failure and that health is the representation of moral triumph. Ranging across academic disciplines and historical time periods, the essays in Morality and Health offer a compelling assessment of the powerful role of moral systems for judging the complex questions of risk and responsibility for disease, the experience of illness, and social and cultural responses to those who are sick. Contributors include Keith Thomas, Charles Rosenberg, Richard Shweder, Arthur Kleinman, David Mechanic, Nancy Tomes and Linda Gordon.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415915823
(229mm x 152mm x 25mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 30-Oct-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Paul Rozin
Study Guide, Paperback (September 1999)» View all books by Paul Rozin
This study guide accompanies a textbook which has been updated in order to reflect recent changes in the field. It contains two new chapters devoted to social psychology, including social interaction, cognition and emotion. Greater emphasis is placed on the neurochemical bases of nervous impulses.
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Author Biography - Paul Rozin
Paul Rozin is Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Allan Brandt is Kass Professor of the History of Medicine at Harvard University Medical School and the author of No Magic Bullet.
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