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Suffering a sociological introduction.

Author: I Wilkinson
Publisher: Cambridge Blackwells 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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* Provides a convincing exploration of a central theme of our times: human suffering. The author writes well; his remarks on the brute fact of suffering are very powerfully made. * There are no real  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: I Wilkinson
ISBN: 0745631975 9780745631974
OCLC Number: 1026420583
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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"At last here is a serious attempt to move beyond mere a decorative social theorya to engage in a highly sensitive and intelligent manner with a central aspect of the human condition. Dr Wilkinsona s Read more...

 
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