Morality and Health

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Allan M. Brandt, Paul Rozin
Psychology Press, 1997 - 416 pages
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From 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 andHealth 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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Contents

Health and Morality in Early Modern England
15
Continuity and Change in the Moral
35
Behavior Disease and Health in the TwentiethCentury
53
The Social Context of Health and Disease and Choices
79
Moral Transformations of Health and Suffering
101
The Big Three of Morality Autonomy Community
119
Sugar and Morality
173
Warren Belasco
185
Morality Religion and Drug
231
The Germ Theory and
271
Secular Morality
297
Lifestyle Correctness and the New Secular Morality
359
Moralization
379
Contributors
403
Index
409
Copyright

and the Symbolic Order
201

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About the author (1997)

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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