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After Virtue: A Study in Moral Theory.
First published in 1981this edition has a new final chapter which elaborates on the connections between philosophy/history and moral philosophy/theology.
The ethics of research in American Indian communities.
  • M. Wax
  • History, Medicine
  • American Indian quarterly
  • 1991
CONSIDERING THE SMALL NUMBER of their inhabitants, Indian rural communities are among the most heavily researched populations of the world. In some part this has been at the volition of their tribalExpand
Sick Societies: Challenging the Myth of Primitive Harmony
No wonder you activities are, reading will be always needed. It is not only to fulfil the duties that you need to finish in deadline time. Reading will encourage your mind and thoughts. Of course,Expand
Research Reciprocity Rather than Informed Consent in Fieldwork
Anthropological research does not have subjects. We work with informants in an atmosphere of trust and mutual respect. (Mead, 1969, p. 371)
Paradoxes of “Consent” to the Practice of Fieldwork
  • M. Wax
  • Sociology
  • 1 February 1980
In this essay I will deal with a few of the ethical issues generated in the conduct of that variety of social reseach termed variously as fieldwork, participant observation or ethnography (R.H. Wax,Expand
Cherokee School Society and the Intercultural Classroom
Indian education is one of those phrases whose meaning is not the sum of its component words. Notoriously, "education" is an ambiguous word used to justify, idealize, or to criticize a variety ofExpand
How Culture Misdirects Multiculturalism
In the ongoing debates over whether, or what sort of, multiculturalism should be curricularly provided, the origin, evolution, and rhetorical function of the basic term culture has been unwiselyExpand
Ancient Judaism and the Protestant Ethic
  • M. Wax
  • Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • 1 March 1960
Within ancient Judaism may be found development precursive to the Protestant ethic. Besides the hostility to magic, or disenchantment of the magical world view, these include: a collective religiousExpand
Who should manage the dying patient?: Rescue, shame, and the surgical ICU dilemma.
Advances in surgery and critical care have extended our therapeutic options and the range of patients offered those options. Physiologically brittle patients, including the elderly and theExpand