The Palgrave Handbook of Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity

Formulating a Field of Study

  • Editors
  • Vincent Jeffries

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. General Perspectives and Future Directions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Margarita A. Mooney
      Pages 21-41
  3. The Founders and Intellectual Heritage

  4. Core Ideas: Elaborations and Implications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 177-177
    2. Christian Smith, Katherine Sorrell
      Pages 219-247
    3. Edward A. Tiryakian, Jonathan H. Morgan
      Pages 249-271
  5. Altruism, Morality, and Social Solidarity: Interrelationships and Applications

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 407-434

About this book


The study of altruism, morality, and social solidarity is an emerging field of scholarship and research in sociology. This handbook will function as a foundational source for this subject matter and field, and as an impetus to its further development.


altruism morality social solidarity ethics evolution identity Moral organization organizations politics psychology social psychology sociology

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