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“HIV Is God's Blessing”: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia

Jarrett Zigon

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267626
eISBN:
9780520948327
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267626.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This study examines the role of today's Russian Orthodox Church in the treatment of HIV/AIDS. Russia has one of the fastest-growing rates of HIV infection in the world—80 percent from intravenous ... More


Transplant Imaginary: "Mechanical Hearts, Animal Parts, and Moral Thinking in Highly Experimental Science"

Lesley A. Sharp

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277960
eISBN:
9780520957152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277960.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

The extraordinarily surgically successful realm of organ transplantation is plagued worldwide by the scarcity of donated human parts, a quandary that generates ongoing debates over the marketing of ... More


Moral and Ethical Assemblages

Jarrett Zigon

in “HIV Is God's Blessing”: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267626
eISBN:
9780520948327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267626.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter provides an analysis of the Church-run rehabilitation and HIV prevention and care as a therapeutic process of cultivating new moral persons. The various therapies, ways of speaking, and ... More


Synergeia and Simfoniia: Orthodox Morality, Human Rights, and the State

Jarrett Zigon

in “HIV Is God's Blessing”: Rehabilitating Morality in Neoliberal Russia

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520267626
eISBN:
9780520948327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520267626.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter highlights the Church's institutional view of HIV/AIDS in the context of morality, human rights, and the state. The Church sees drug addiction as a sin and a problem of immorality. But ... More


Tinkering with the Future

in Being and Well-Being: Health and the Working Bodies of Silicon Valley

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804771573
eISBN:
9780804775793
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804771573.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

This chapter revisits the notion that new forms of work organization, practice, and morality have placed a premium on productivity, and considers the implications for anthropological approaches to ... More


Moral Laboratories

Cheryl Mattingly

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520281196
eISBN:
9780520959538
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281196.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Moral Laboratories is an engaging ethnography and a groundbreaking foray into the anthropology of morality. It takes us on a journey into the lives of African American families caring for children ... More


First Person Virtue Ethics and the Anthropology of Morality

Cheryl Mattingly

in Moral Laboratories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520281196
eISBN:
9780520959538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281196.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapter 2 elaborates what is entailed in a first-person version of virtue ethics in an explicitly debating style. It argues that it is important to look at the contrasts between a first-person virtue ... More


Moral Tragedy: The Perils of a Superstrong Black Mother

Cheryl Mattingly

in Moral Laboratories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520281196
eISBN:
9780520959538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281196.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapter 5 involves an ongoing debate between a mother and clinicians, especially her daughter’s primary physician, a hematologist who is treating her daughter for sickle cell anemia. This mother, ... More


Tragedy, Possibility, and Philosophical Anthropology

Cheryl Mattingly

in Moral Laboratories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780520281196
eISBN:
9780520959538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281196.003.0009
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

Chapter 9, the final chapter, revisits the theoretical discussions surrounding emerging discussions around virtue ethics in anthropology. It explores the interplay of suffering and struggles for a ... More


Introduction: Moral Neutrality in Experimental Science

Lesley A. Sharp

in Transplant Imaginary: "Mechanical Hearts, Animal Parts, and Moral Thinking in Highly Experimental Science"

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520277960
eISBN:
9780520957152
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520277960.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Medical Anthropology

In the introduction, “Moral Neutrality and the Scientific Imaginary,” I map out the history of this project and make particular claims about the value of ethnographic investigation as a means to ... More


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