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Health, risk and 'social suffering'

Wilkinson, Iain M. (2006) Health, risk and 'social suffering'. Health, Risk & Society, 8 (1). pp. 1-8. ISSN 1369-8575. (doi:10.1080/13698570500532256) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This editorial provides a summary account of research and writing on 'social suffering.' Some of the ways in which this body of work might be approached within the field of health risk research are outlined. Some of the criticisms that might be directed towards the paradigm of risk on the occasions when this is used to account for lived reality of human suffering are reflected upon. In this context, further lines of inquiry into the ways in which social scientist venture to write upon, and 'bear witness' to, experiences of pain, misery and distress are initiated. Each of the contributions to the special issue in terms of their distinctive approaches to these concerns is introduced.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/13698570500532256
Uncontrolled keywords: Health, Methodology, Risk, Social suffering, Sociology, anticipatory anxiety, cultural anthropology, daily life activity, editorial, emotional stress, ethnography, health hazard, health promotion, human, human rights, humanism, medical research, morality, poverty, public health, religion, risk assessment, social psychology, sociology, violence, wellbeing
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 09 Dec 2013 12:15 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:37 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37398 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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