Wilkinson I (2018) ‘Social Suffering and Public Value: A Spur to New Projects of Social Inquiry and Social Care’, in A. Lindgreen, N. Koenig-Lewis, M. Kitchener, J. Brewer, M. Moore and T. Meynhardt (eds) Public Value: A Research Anthology edited by London: Routledge

Wilkinson, Iain M. (2017) Wilkinson I (2018) ‘Social Suffering and Public Value: A Spur to New Projects of Social Inquiry and Social Care’, in A. Lindgreen, N. Koenig-Lewis, M. Kitchener, J. Brewer, M. Moore and T. Meynhardt (eds) Public Value: A Research Anthology edited by London: Routledge. In: Public Value: A Research Anthology. Routledge, London. (In press) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

This chapter provides a review of contemporary research and writing on ‘social suffering’. It highlights some of the contemporary intellectual and political developments that have inspired social scientists to treat manifestations of ‘the problem of suffering’ as a key concern. It also notes some of the ways in which this might construed a marking a return to ‘the social question’ of the nineteenth century. It is argued that here the conduct of social research is informed by an earlier ‘classical’ example of critical pragmatism championed by figures such as Jane Addams, W.E.B du Bois and Albion Small. This is directed by the understanding that social science should be committed to projects of ameliorative social reform. Where a focus is brought to problems of social suffering, the pedagogy of caregiving is deemed a necessary part of the processes through which we might apprehend the meaning and value of human life in social terms.

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: Social Suffering; public value; Social science
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research > Sociology
Depositing User: Iain Wilkinson
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2017 14:30 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 20:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/65223 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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