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A Passion for SocietyHow We Think about Human Suffering$
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Iain Wilkinson and Arthur Kleinman

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780520287228

Published to California Scholarship Online: September 2016

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520287228.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
A Passion for Society

Iain Wilkinson

Arthur Kleinman

University of California Press

This chapter introduces social suffering as a concept and human experience. It outlines some of the ways in which “the problem of suffering” has come to be identified as an explicitly social concern and as a matter that demands social solutions. The aims of the book are outlined and explained.

Keywords:   the problem of suffering, social suffering, modernity, social science

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