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Sarah Horton

excuse to pass judgment on people in situations that cannot truly be imagined without being endured. To say that anyone who uses violence is in limited bad faith is not to make a moral judgment. Let us turn to a concrete example to clarify this argument

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Overcoming the Quantity-Quality Divide in Economic Anthropology

Sandy Ross, Mario Schmidt, and Ville Koskinen

. Petersburg struggle to domesticate the ruble’s seemingly large quantities through qualitative means, turning quantities into evidence that justifies or legitimates fears or moral judgments about Russian culture and society. The symbolic potential of money

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Antipoverty Measures

The Potential for Shaming and Dignity Building through Delivery Interactions

Erika Gubrium and Sony Pellissery

, leaving them dependent on local contexts, preferences, and power relations. Social norms or moral judgments concerning who is more or less deserving may heavily influence both types of discretion, resulting in sanctions for noncompliance with prescribed

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Ebola and Accusation

Gender and Stigma in Sierra Leone’s Ebola Response

Olive Melissa Minor

points to negative moral judgments of affected individuals or groups, their perceived behaviour or shortcomings. Like local terms for EVD, these discussions of Ebola causation pointed to the stigmatisation of affected individuals or groups (see also

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The emergence of the global debt society

Governmentality and profit extraction through fabricated abundance and imposed scarcity in Peru and Spain

Ismael Vaccaro, Eric Hirsch, and Irene Sabaté

, placing it in his moral judgment as both aesthetically foreign and as symbols of a precariously fabricated abundance. Colca's new cement block homes show a remarkable resemblance to the structures at the center of Spain's mortgage crisis. Credit and debt

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Unbecoming Veteranship

Convicted Military Officers in Post-authoritarian Argentina

Eva van Roekel and Valentina Salvi

retribution but also sits at the heart of an ongoing dispute about oppositional political interpretations and moral judgments that frame the last dictatorship (1976–1983). During this dark period, thousands of Argentinians were captured, brutally tortured

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High-rise social failures

Regulating technologies, authority, and aesthetics in the resettlement of Taipei military villages

Elisa Tamburo

, accessible with a different key. Knowledge among close neighbors once guaranteed a strong sense of security ( anquangan ). Because residents lived side by side, they knew abundantly about other households’ whereabouts, leading sometimes to gossip and moral

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Klaus Berghahn, Russell Dalton, Jason Verber, Robert Tobin, Beverly Crawford, and Jeffrey Luppes

Primo Levi, the Italian Jewish survivor of Auschwitz, the “gray zone” is a question of moral judgment, whereas the authors try to consider this issue from a purely legal perspective. What complicates this chapter, however, is the fact that the Israeli

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Synthetic Beings and Synthespian Ethics

Embodiment Technologies in Science/Fiction

Jane Stadler

, David Burden and Maggi Savin-Baden also broach the topic of “machine morality” (2019, 183), questioning whether virtual humans can make moral judgments without also having emotions, whether military robots such as Atlas, or RoboCop, or the Iron Giant can

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Money and the Morality of Commensuration

Currencies of Poverty in Post-Soviet Cuba

Martin Holbraad

quantification, I have sought to locate, in the act of commensuration, the quantitative conditions for nevertheless irreducibly qualitative operations of people’s moral judgment—indeed, when it comes to poverty, their existential discomfiture. One may wonder