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- DescriptionWhat does human suffering mean for society? And how has this meaning changed from the past to the present? In what ways does the problem of suffering serve to inspire us to care for others? How does our response to suffering reveal our moral and social conditions? The author offers some answers to these questions.
- Author BiographyIain Wilkinson is Reader in Sociology at the School of Social Policy, Sociology, and Social Research at the University of Kent. He is author of Risk, Vulnerability and Everyday Life, Suffering: A Sociological Introduction, and Anxiety in a Risk Society. Arthur Kleinman is a psychiatrist and Esther and Sidney Rabb Professor of Medical Anthropology and Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard University. He currently serves as Director of the Harvard University Asia Center. He is author of The Illness Narratives and What Really Matters, coauthor of Reimagining Global Health, and coeditor of Social Suffering, to name a few of the other books he has written or edited.
- Author(s)Arthur Kleinman,Iain Wilkinson
- PublisherUniversity of California Press
- Date of Publication08/01/2016
- GenreSocial Sciences: Textbooks & Study Guides
- Series TitleCalifornia Series in Public Anthropology
- Series Part/Volume Number35
- Place of PublicationBerkerley
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of California Press
- Weight431 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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