The Resource A passion for society : how we think about human suffering, Iain Wilkinson and Arthur Kleinman

A passion for society : how we think about human suffering, Iain Wilkinson and Arthur Kleinman

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A passion for society : how we think about human suffering
Title
A passion for society
Title remainder
how we think about human suffering
Statement of responsibility
Iain Wilkinson and Arthur Kleinman
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Language
eng
Summary
"What is the meaning of human suffering for society? How has this meaning changed from the past to the present? In what ways does "the problem of suffering" serve to inspire us to act with care for others? How does our response to suffering reveal the moral state of our humanity and our social condition? In this trenchant work, Arthur Kleinman--a renowned figure in medical anthropology--and Iain Wilkinson, an award-winning sociologist, team up to offer some answers to these profound questions. A Passion for Society investigates the historical development and current condition of social science with a focus on how this development has been shaped in response to problems of social suffering. Following a line of criticism offered by key social theorists and cultural commentators who themselves were unhappy with the professionalization of social science, Wilkinson and Kleinman provide a critical commentary on how studies of human social life have moved from an original concern with social suffering and its amelioration to dispassionate inquiries. The authors demonstrate how social care is revitalizing and remaking the discipline of social science, and they examine the potential for achieving social understanding though a moral commitment to the practice of care. In this deeply considered work, Wilkinson and Kleinman argue for an engaged social science that connects critical thought with social action, that seeks to learn through caregiving, and that operates with a commitment to establish and sustain humane forms of society"--Provided by publisher
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N$T
Dewey number
155.9/3
Index
index present
LC call number
BF789.S8
LC item number
W476 2016eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
California series in public anthropology
Series volume
35
Label
A passion for society : how we think about human suffering, Iain Wilkinson and Arthur Kleinman
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Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The origins of social suffering -- In division and denial -- A broken recovery -- Learning from Weber -- The praxis of social suffering -- Caregiving
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ocn928891645
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1 online resource
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780520962408
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
40025553160
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22573/ctt1969247
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not applicable
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.b33849821
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)928891645
  • pebcs0520962400

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