The Culture of Morality: Social Development, Context, and Conflict / Edition 1

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Overview

In this book, Turiel presents original positions on moral development, social justice, and culture. The Culture of Morality is an important work that shows how social interactions and social practices involve dynamic processes of participtation in culture and efforts at transforming culture.
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Turiel (education, U. of California-Berkeley) challenges the view that morality among America's youth declined in the latter half of the 20th century, drawing on research from developmental psychology, anthropology, and sociology, as well as social and political movements and journalistic accounts of social and political struggles around the world. He argues that the Right's accusations of moral decline are based on stereotyping, nostalgia, and a failure to recognize the moral viewpoint of those who challenge traditions. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"Overall, this volume is a strong and substantial addition to the field of moral development...The interdisciplinary nature of the work is applauded both for its implementation and effectiveness. The text will be of interest and use to students and researchers in a variety of fields concerned with how morality exists and evolves."
—Aaron Cooley, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Educational Research Quarterly
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521808330
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Lexile: 1390L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Elliot Turiel is Chancellor's Professor in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley. He is an Affiliate in the Department of Psychology. He served as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs (1994-1999) and Acting Dean of the Graduate School of Education. He is author of The Development of Social Knowledge: Morality and Convention, and is editor or co-editor of Values and Knowledge, Development and Cultural Change: Reciprocal Processes, and Culture, Thought and Development.

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Table of Contents

Preface
1 Introduction 1
2 Striving for Community 19
3 Discontents Revisited 44
4 Social Judgments and Social Contexts 67
5 The Development of Moral and Social Judgments 94
6 Social Thought and Social Action 119
7 Social Harmony and Social Conflict 152
8 Justice, Heterogeneity, and Cultural Practices 181
9 Social Hierarchy, Subordination, and Human Capabilities 199
10 Perspectives on Cultural Practices: More Than One 223
11 Subversion in Everyday Life 261
12 Conclusion 283
References 301
Index 319
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