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Description - Virtue Ethics and Sociology by Kieran Flanagan

This collection of thirteen specially commissioned essays expands a new intellectual terrain for sociology virtue ethics. Using a variety of religious perspectives, of Catholicism, Protestantism, Hinduism, Quakerism, with considerations of Islam and the New Age, this collection deals with properties of virtue in relation to the person, celibacy, hope, and apocalypse, mourning, moral ambiguity. It also treats the concept of virtue in response to MacIntyre, Bauman, Weber, Durkheim and Giddens. It seeks to move sociology past the disabling effects of postmodernity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780333750100
ISBN-10: 0333750101
Format: Hardback
(216mm x 138mm x mm)
Pages: 283
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 21-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Kieran Flanagan

KIERAN FLANAGAN is a Reader in Sociology at the University of Bristol. His publications include Sociology and Liturgy: Re-presentation of the Holy (1991) The Enchantment of Sociology: a Study of Theology and Culture (1996) and he is co-editor (with Peter C.Jupp) of Postmodernity, Sociology and Religion (1996). - PETER C. JUPP is a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Sociology at the University of Bristol. A United Reformed Minister, he is currently minister of Peterborough Westgate Church. He is co-editor (with Kieran Flanagan) of Postmodernity, Sociology and Religion (1996), (with Glennys Howarth) Contemporary Issues in the Sociology of Death, Dying and Disposal (1996), (with Tony Rogers) Interpreting Death (1997) and (with Clare Gittings) Death in England: an Illustrated History (1999).

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