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Communicative construction of morality


To the same extent that populist discussions about the change or deterioration of morality in modern times are increasing in the mass media, theoretical speculations are increasing in philosophy and science - fueled again by the debate about communitarianism. On the other hand, empirically founded, theory-oriented studies of the current constitution of morality and its social construction and reproduction are rare, even though they are universally felt as a desideratum. The book fills this space. It emerges from the research of a multi-year research project "Forms of the communicative construction of morals" funded by the DFG. Under the direction of Professor Dr. Jörg Bergmann (Institute for Sociology, University of Giessen) and Professor Dr. Thomas Luckmann (Institute for Sociology, University of Konstanz), an interdisciplinary research group came together, which are jointly responsible for the text. The participating authors are the sociologists Ruth Ayaß, Gabriele B. Christmann, Michaela Goll, Hubert Knoblauch, Kirsten Nazarkiewicz, the linguists Susanne Günthner and Helga Kotthoff and the political scientist Verena Blöcher.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Jörg Bergmann
  • Thomas Luckmann
  1. 1.Gießen / KonstanzGermany

About the editors

Dr. Jörg Bergmann is a professor at the Institute for Sociology, University of Giessen.
Dr. Thomas Luckmann is professor at the Institute for Sociology, University of Konstanz.

Bibliographic information

  • Book TitleCommunicative Construction of Morals
  • Book SubtitleBand 2: From Morals to Morals
  • Editors Jörg Bergmann
    Thomas Luckmann
  • DOIhttps: //
  • Copyright InformationVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden 1999
  • Publisher NameVS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, Wiesbaden
  • eBook PackagesSpringer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN978-3-531-13458-1
  • Softcover ISBN978-3-663-12194-7
  • eBook ISBN978-3-663-12193-0
  • Edition Number1
  • Number of Pages, 356
  • Number of Illustrations8 b / w illustrations, 0 illustrations in color
  • Topics Sociology, general
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