Culture, Ethics and Morality
0.5 Credit

Hours per week:
  • Lecture/Discussion: 3

An exploration of selected themes in the study of ethics and diverse moral worldviews from an anthropological perspective. Through a variety of ethnographic case studies, such as bride kidnappings, prenatal genetic testing, or environmental disasters, students will explore the tensions between universalism and cultural relativism, debates on morality and human rights, justice and liberty, agency and individual/public responsibility, and the theoretical and methodological challenges of the anthropology of ethics and morality.

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