Moral Resources

  • Robert Folger
Part of the Critical Issues in Social Justice book series (CISJ)


In this chapter, Robert Folger focuses on the notions of status, authority, power, and morality. This chapter entails an integration between Fiske’s (1991) social relations model and social resource theory. The latter refers to categories of resources, while the former refers to categories of social relations which, in turn, can be related to resources. Whereas the Foa framework conceptualizes different categories of resources as they relate to one another in an overall psychological space, Folger instead unifies them by focusing on a single quality that all types of resources (or relationships) share in common, namely, their capacity to elicit moralized forms of social sanctioning when the norms regarding those resources or relations are violated. Fiske’s work suggests four categories of such norms.


Moral Norm Social Hierarchy Moral Community Moral Emotion Resource Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of ManagementUniversity of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

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