The Palgrave Handbook of Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity

Formulating a Field of Study

Editors: Jeffries, V. (Ed.)

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The study of altruism, morality, and social solidarity is an emerging field of scholarship and research in sociology. This handbook will function as a foundational source for this subject matter and field, and as an impetus to its further development.

About the authors

Jeffrey C. Alexander, Yale University, USA Sorcha A. Brophy, Yale University, USA Peter Callero, Western Oregon University, USA Alexander Gofman, National Research University, Russia Steven Hitlin, University of Iowa, USA Vincent Jeffries, California State University, Northridge. Pavel Krotov, Pitirim A. Sorokin Foundation Matthew T. Lee, University of Akron, USA Margarita A. Mooney, Yale University, USA Lawrence T. Nichols, West Virginia University, USA Patricia Lengermann, George Washington University, USA Gillian Niebrugge, George Washington University, USA Stephen Post, Stony Brook University, USA Paul G. Schervish, Boston College, USA Christian Smith, University of Notre Dame, USA Katherine Sorrell, University of Notre Dame, USA Jan E. Stets, University of California-Riverside, USA Kevin McCaffree, University of California-Riverside, USA Edward A. Tiryakian, Duke University, USA Jonathan H. Morgan, Duke University, USA Jonathan H. Turner, University of California-Riverside, USA Raquel Weiss, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Paulo Peres, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

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"Sociology has a moral purpose and one aspect of that purpose is to create a 21st century version of a recently neglected topic, a sociology of the good. This excellent book does exactly that. It focuses on developing valid knowledge of altruism, morality, and social solidarity, including identifying pathological conditions and exploring preferable alternatives, each of which will help in formulating action plans for the common good of society. For today's sociologists, this inspiring book is a must-read." - Wendell Bell, Professor Emeritus of Sociology, and Fellow, Koerner Center, Yale University, USA

"A provocative foray designed to jumpstart an emerging subfield the authors call Altrusim, Morality, and Solidarity, this colorful work offers fresh views of personhood, identity dynamics, standard setting in organizations, philanthropy, and the evolutionary benefits of altruism. Beyond Durkheim, it also retrieves neglected understandings of Lev Tolstoy, Jane Addams and Pitirim Sorokin." - Donald N. Levine, Peter B. Ritzma Professor Emeritus, University of Chicago


Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity as a Field of Study

    Jeffries, Vincent

    Pages 3-20

  • Virtues and Human Personhood in the Social Sciences

    Mooney, Margarita A.

    Pages 21-41

  • Durkheim’s Theory of Social Solidarity and Social Rules

    Gofman, Alexander

    Pages 45-69

  • Beyond the Altruism-Egoism Dichotomy: A New Typology to Capture Morality as a Complex Phenomenon

    Weiss, Raquel (et al.)

    Pages 71-97

  • The Explanatory Power of Ethics: The Sociology of Jane Addams

    Lengermann, Patricia (et al.)

    Pages 99-122

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity
Book Subtitle
Formulating a Field of Study
Editors
  • V. Jeffries
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Vincent Jeffries
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-39186-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137391865
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-39184-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-48311-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 434
Topics