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The Resource Social suffering : sociology, psychology, politics, Emmanuel Renault ; translated by Maude Dews

Social suffering : sociology, psychology, politics, Emmanuel Renault ; translated by Maude Dews

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Social suffering : sociology, psychology, politics
Title
Social suffering
Title remainder
sociology, psychology, politics
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Emmanuel Renault ; translated by Maude Dews
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
There are various forms of suffering that are best described as social suffering, such as stress, harassment, experience of poverty and domination. Such suffering is a matter of social concern, but it is rarely a matter of discussion in the social sciences, political theory or philosophy. This book aims to change this by making social suffering central to an interdisciplinary critical theory of society. The author advances the various contemporary debates about social suffering, connecting their epistemological and political stakes. He provides tools for recasting these debates, constructs a consistent conception of social suffering, and thereby equips us with a better understanding of our social world, and more accurate models of social critique. The book contributes to contemporary debates about social suffering in sociology, social psychology, political theory and philosophy. Renault argues that social suffering should be taken seriously in social theory as well as in social critique and provides a systematic account of the ways in which social suffering could be conceptualised. He goes on to inquire into the political uses of references to social suffering, surveys contemporary controversies in the social sciences, and distinguishes between economical, socio-medical, sociological, and psychoanalytic approaches, before proposing an integrative model and discussing the implications for social critique. He claims that the notion of social suffering captures some of the most specific features of the contemporary social question and that the most appropriate approach to social suffering is that of an interdisciplinary critical theory of society. --
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1967-
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Renault, Emmanuel
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Dews, Maude
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Essex Studies in Contemporary Critical Theory
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  • Suffering
  • Suffering
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Social suffering : sociology, psychology, politics, Emmanuel Renault ; translated by Maude Dews
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Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Obstacles and problems -- A political vocabulary -- Outlines of a conceptualisation -- Social suffering and social criticism
Control code
ocn967202475
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 201 pages
Isbn
9781786600721
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967202475
Label
Social suffering : sociology, psychology, politics, Emmanuel Renault ; translated by Maude Dews
Publication
Note
Translated from the French
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Obstacles and problems -- A political vocabulary -- Outlines of a conceptualisation -- Social suffering and social criticism
Control code
ocn967202475
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 201 pages
Isbn
9781786600721
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)967202475

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