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Suffering and Evil

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Until recently the subject of suffering and evil was neglected in the sociological world and is almost absent in Durkheimian studies as well. This book aims to fill the gap, with particular reference to the Durkheimian tradition, by exploring the different meanings that the concepts of evil and suffering have in Durkheim's works, together with the general role they play in his sociology. It then examines the meanings and roles of these concepts in relation to suffering and evil in other authors within the group of the Année sociologique up until the beginning of World II. Finally, the Durkheimian legacy in its wider aspects is assessed, with particular reference to the importance of the Durkheimian categories in understanding and in conceptualizing contemporary forms of evil and suffering. W.S.F. Pickering was a founder member in 1991, and then General Secretary, of the British Centre for Durkheimian Studies in the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology, Oxford University. Since the 1970s he has written, edited and helped translate various books on Durkheim and his disciples. Massimo Rosati teaches the History of Sociology at the University of Salerno, Italy. His last book in Italian is Solidarietà e sacro (2002). He has published articles on Durkheim and Habermas in the Journal of Classical Sociology and in the Durkheimian Studies. He is the editor of the new Italian edition of Durkheim's The Elementary Forms of Religious Life.

Inhaltsverzeichnis

Acknowledgements Prolegomena Introduction: Suffering, Evil and Durkheimian Sociology: Filling a Gap W.S.F. Pickering and Massimo Rosati Reflections on the Death of Emile Durkheim W.S.F. Pickering PART I: SUFFERING AND EVIL IN DURKHEIM Chapter 1. Le Suicide and Psychological Suffering Sophie Jankelevitch Chapter 2. Suffering and Evil in the Elementary Forms Massimo Rosati Chapter 3. Some Concepts of 'Evil' in Durkheim's Thought Giovanni Paoletti Chapter 4. Suffering to Become Human: A Durkheimian Perspective Mark S. Cladis PART II: THE DURKHEIMIAN LEGACY Chapter 5. Robert Hertz on Suffering and Evil: The Negative Processes of Social Life and Their Resolution Robert Parkin Chapter 6. Le Malin Genie: Durkheim, Bataille and the Prospect of a Sociology of Evil William Ramp Chapter 7. Evil and Collective Responsibility: The Durkheimian Legacy and Contemporary Debates Massimo Rosati Chapter 8. The Hague Tribunal: Critical Reflections Prompted by Durkheim's Remarks on Suffering John B. Allcock Chapter 9. Looking Backwards and to the Future W.S.F. Pickering Notes on Contributors References Index

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Massimo Rosati teaches the History of Sociology at the University of Salerno, Italy. His last book in Italian is Solidarieta e sacro (2002). He has published articles on Durkheim and Habermas in the Journal of Classical Sociology and in the Durkheimian Studies. He is the editor of the new Italian edition of Durkheim's The Elementary Forms of Religious Life.
EAN: 9781845455194
ISBN: 1845455193
Untertitel: The Durkheimian Legacy. 52:B&W 6. 14 x 9. 21in or 234 x 156mm (Royal 8vo) Case Laminate on White w/Gloss Lam. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Berghahn Books
Erscheinungsdatum: September 2008
Seitenanzahl: 208 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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