A Passion for Society: How We Think about Human Suffering

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"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 ...

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A Passion for Society: How We Think about Human Suffering
2016, University of California Press, Berkerley

ISBN-13: 9780520287235

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