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The importance of suffering : the value and meaning of emotional discontent

Author: James Davies
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Davies
ISBN: 9780415667791 0415667798 9780415667807 0415667801 9780203137789 0203137787
OCLC Number: 724641555
Description: 198 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The relational perspective on suffering --
Positive and negative models of suffering: a battle for supremacy --
Anaesthetic regimes and the unproblematic life --
The consequences of avoiding our primary problems: unproductive suffering --
Productive suffering as a ritual process --
as useful descent --
The period of transition in the ritual of productive suffering.
Responsibility: James Davies.

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"James Davies offers a highly original and insightful approach that restores the vital place of suffering in human development. Drawing from anthropology, philosophy and psychology Davies weaves a Read more...

 
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