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Acknowledgments Prologue Part One. First Person Virtue Ethics 1. Experimental Soccer and the Good Life 2. First Person Virtue Ethics and the Anthropology of Morality Part Two. Moral Becoming and the Everyday 3. Home Experiments: Scenes from the Moral Ordinary 4. Luck, Friendship, and the Narrative Self 5. Moral Tragedy: The Perils of a Superstrong Black Mother 6. The Flight of the Blue Balloons: Narrative Suspense and the Play of Possible Selves Part Three. Moral Pluralism as Cultural Possibility 7. Rival Moral Traditions and the Miracle Baby 8. Dueling Confessions: Revolution in the First Person 9. Tragedy, Possibility, and Philosophical Anthropology Bibliography Index

About the Author

Cheryl Mattingly is Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Division of Occupational Science at the University of Southern California. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies, Aarhus University, Denmark. She is the award-winning author of The Paradox of Hope: Journeys through a Clinical Borderland and Healing Dramas and Clinical Plots: The Narrative Structure of Experience and coeditor, with Linda Garro, of Narrative and Cultural Construction of Illness and Healing, among other books.


"Mattingly convincingly bolsters her claims ... an excellent demonstration of ethnographic and theoretical work." -- Ezelle Sanford III Center for Medical Humanities

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