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Hardball Without an Umpire

Hardball Without an Umpire


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About the Book

This comprehensive sociological analysis sheds light on the informal rules governing our moral decisions. According to Fein, we may not be aware of how we really play the morality game. His Negotiation/Emotion Paradigm (NEP) demonstrates that morality entails creating, enforcing, and modifying important social rules. Rather than a particular set of truths or a peculiar form of mental activity, moral behavior is a social activity--a kind of hard-edged game This study sets forth a unique paradigm, in addition to bringing together aspects of many theories in an accessible way. Fein's convincing and illuminating model of morality will be of interest to scholars and students of sociology, psychology, education, social welfare, and philosophy.


About the Author:

MELVYN L. FEIN is Associate Professor of Sociology at Kennesaw State University in Marietta, Georgia. He is a certified clinical sociologist with over twenty years of clinical experience. He is the author of I.A.M*: A Common-Sense Guide to Coping with Anger (1993), Analyzing Psychotherapy: A Social Role Interpretation (1992), and Role Change: A Resocialization Perspective (1990), all published by Praeger.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780275959241
  • Publisher: Praeger
  • Publisher Imprint: Praeger
  • Height: 239 mm
  • No of Pages: 272
  • Series Title: Contributions in Women's Studies; 160
  • Weight: 530 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0275959244
  • Publisher Date: 16 Sep 1997
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 25 mm
  • Width: 156 mm


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