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The Resource Distant suffering : morality, media, and politics, Luc Boltanski ; translated by Graham Burchell, (electronic resource)

Distant suffering : morality, media, and politics, Luc Boltanski ; translated by Graham Burchell, (electronic resource)

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Distant suffering : morality, media, and politics
Title
Distant suffering
Title remainder
morality, media, and politics
Statement of responsibility
Luc Boltanski ; translated by Graham Burchell
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Distant Suffering, first published in 1999, examines the moral and political implications for a spectator of the distant suffering of others as presented through the media. What are the morally acceptable responses to the sight of suffering on television, for example, when the viewer cannot act directly to affect the circumstances in which the suffering takes place? Luc Boltanski argues that spectators can actively involve themselves and others by speaking about what they have seen and how they were affected by it. Developing ideas in Adam Smith's moral theory, he examines three rhetorical 'topics' available for the expression of the spectator's response to suffering: the topics of denunciation and of sentiment and the aesthetic topic. The book concludes with a discussion of a 'crisis of pity' in relation to modern forms of humanitarianism. A possible way out of this crisis is suggested which involves an emphasis and focus on present suffering.--
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Boltanski, Luc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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Burchell, Graham
Series statement
  • Cambridge cultural social studies
  • Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
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Suffering
Label
Distant suffering : morality, media, and politics, Luc Boltanski ; translated by Graham Burchell, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511489402
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521573894
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
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digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47009536
Label
Distant suffering : morality, media, and politics, Luc Boltanski ; translated by Graham Burchell, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511489402
Publication
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online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9780511489402
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xviii, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9780521573894
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)47009536

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