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On the Social Construction of Moral Universals: The “Holocaust” from War Crime to Trauma Drama

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Meanings of Social Life: A Cultural Sociology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160840
eISBN:
9780199944156
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160840.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

This chapter explores the social creation of a cultural fact and evaluates the effects of this cultural fact on social and moral life. It analyses the creation of moral universals, focusing on the ... More


Fact-Finding and Cultural Diversity in International Arbitration

Won L. Kidane

in The Culture of International Arbitration

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199973927
eISBN:
9780199361922
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199973927.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Private International Law, Company and Commercial Law

Facts have a cultural origin. The understanding of facts is culturally ingrained. Different meanings could be attributed to different occurrences by decision-makers coming from different cultural ... More


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