Suffering: A Sociological Introduction Iain Wilkinson

ISBN: 9780745631974

Published: December 1st 2005

Paperback

190 pages


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Suffering: A Sociological Introduction  by  Iain Wilkinson

Suffering: A Sociological Introduction by Iain Wilkinson
December 1st 2005 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 190 pages | ISBN: 9780745631974 | 9.43 Mb

In Suffering Iain Wilkinson provides a compelling sociological exploration of human suffering, and its political and moral repercussions.Sociology is always concerned with the causes and consequences of human suffering in one form or another, yetMoreIn Suffering Iain Wilkinson provides a compelling sociological exploration of human suffering, and its political and moral repercussions.Sociology is always concerned with the causes and consequences of human suffering in one form or another, yet there is no sociology of suffering per se.

This book is written with the understanding that if sociology fails to attend to what suffering does to people then it is left with a severely diminished account of human experience. Wilkinson maintains that a sociological response to suffering must confront the most unsettling questions of meaning and morality. He argues that the apparent senselessness of suffering has the power to transform dramatically the ways we relate to society and ourselves. The book explores some of the ways in which our sensitivity towards this problem of suffering is related to a new politics of compassion in modern societies.Powerful and timely, the book will have strong appeal to upper-level undergraduate students of sociology, anthropology, health, politics, and cultural studies, in addition to general readers concerned to understand one of the most pressing issues of our time.



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