Palgrave Studies in Relational Sociology

The Self, Relational Sociology, and Morality in Practice

Authors: Abbott, Owen

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  • Provides the first in-depth account of morality as a relational practice
  • Of interest to both relational sociologists and those studying the sociology of morality from the disciplines of philosophy, anthropology, and social-psychology
  • Overcomes old dualisms to provide a comprehensive and cohesive theory of the self, social relations, and moral practice
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Providing a theory of moral practice for a contemporary sociological audience, Owen Abbott shows that morality is a relational practice achieved by people in their everyday lives. He moves beyond old dualisms—society versus the individual, social structure versus agency, body versus mind—to offer a sociologically rigorous and coherent theory of the relational constitution of the self and moral practice, which is both shared and yet enacted from an individualized perspective. In so doing, The Self, Relational Sociology, and Morality in Practice not only offers an urgently needed account of moral practice and its integral role in the emergence of the self, but also examines morality itself within and through social relations and practices. Abbott’s conclusions will be of interest to social scientists and philosophers of morality, those working with pragmatic and interactionist approaches, and those involved with relational sociology and social theory.

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Owen Abbott is Lecturer in Sociology at the University of Manchester, UK. He is also a member of the Morgan Centre for Research into Everyday Lives.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Introduction: A Relational Sociology of Morality in Practice

    Pages 1-10

    Abbott, Owen

  • An Overview of Relational Sociology

    Pages 11-47

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  • From Rationalism to Practices, Dispositions, and Situated Subjectivities: The View from Philosophy

    Pages 49-81

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  • From Holism and Individualism to a Relational Perspective on the Sociology of Morality

    Pages 83-111

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  • The New Sociology of Morality and Morality in Practice

    Pages 113-141

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Self, Relational Sociology, and Morality in Practice
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Relational Sociology
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31822-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31822-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-31821-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-31824-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 189
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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