Suffering: A Sociological Introduction / Edition 1

Suffering: A Sociological Introduction / Edition 1

by Iain Wilkinson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0745631967

ISBN-13: 9780745631967

Pub. Date: 12/28/2005

Publisher: Wiley

Wilkinson (sociology, U. of Kent) describes the sociology of human suffering and its political and moral repercussions, starting by describing what suffering is within a social context, examining classical and new approaches to suffering, appraising how modern lay people and practitioners have come to feel about the social aspects of suffering, the efforts to bring

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Wilkinson (sociology, U. of Kent) describes the sociology of human suffering and its political and moral repercussions, starting by describing what suffering is within a social context, examining classical and new approaches to suffering, appraising how modern lay people and practitioners have come to feel about the social aspects of suffering, the efforts to bring awareness of suffering and their various effects, and the work to mediate suffering and develop an "internationalization of conscience." He closes by offering ways to develop a critical sociology of suffering that works on practical as well as theoretical levels. Distributed in the US by Blackwell Publishers. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745631967
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
12/28/2005
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.80(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements.

1 Introduction: Suffering, Social Science and the Challenge to Sociology.
 
2 What is Suffering?

3 Our Classical Heritage.

4 Social Suffering: A Critical Appraisal.

5 The Problem of Suffering and our Feeling for Humanity.

6 Mediatized Suffering: Prospects for the Internationalisation of Conscience.

7 Towards a Critical Sociology of Suffering.

References.

Index.

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