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Suffering: A Sociological Introduction / Edition 1

Suffering: A Sociological Introduction / Edition 1

by Iain Wilkinson


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780745631967
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 12/28/2005
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.15(w) x 9.31(h) x 0.78(d)

About the Author

Iain Wilkinson is Lecturer in Sociology at the School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent.

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements.

1 Introduction: Suffering, Social Science and the Challenge toSociology.
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 ofConscience.

7 Towards a Critical Sociology of Suffering.



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"At last here is a serious attempt to move beyond mere 'decorative social theory' to engage in a highly sensitive and intelligent manner with a central aspect of the human condition. Dr Wilkinson's brave and timely book should be read not just by all students of sociological theory but also by those many thoughtful people who are pained , angry or bemused by man's inhumaity to man."
—Professor Ray Pahl, University of Essex

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