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Reimagining Aboriginality: An Indigenous People's Response to Social Suffering

Veena Das, Arthur Kleinman, Margaret Lock, Mamphela Ramphele, and Pamela Reynolds

in Remaking a World: Violence, Social Suffering, and Recovery

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520223295
eISBN:
9780520924857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223295.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter argues that social pathologies, which are the expressed forms of social suffering, cannot only be transferred to the level of the individual. It also explores the social response to ... More


The Critical Theory of the Frankfurt School and the Theory of Recognition: Dialogue with Olivier Voirol

Axel Honneth

in Politics of Culture and the Spirit of Critique: Dialogues

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151870
eISBN:
9780231526364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151870.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter presents a dialogue with Axel Honneth, professor of philosophy at the Frankfurt School and director of the Institute for Social Research, regarding the status of Critical Theory as a ... More


Tales the Dead Are Made to Tell

Jocelyn Lim Chua

in In Pursuit of the Good Life: Aspiration and Suicide in Globalizing South India

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520281158
eISBN:
9780520957640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281158.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Moving out of the clinic, chapter 3 considers how the lives, deaths, and bodies of people who have committed suicide were read for signs of mislaid striving. Rumors and speculative tales told by the ... More


Madness as a Social Epidemic

Theodore Jun Yoo

in It's Madness: The Politics of Mental Health in Colonial Korea

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520289307
eISBN:
9780520964044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289307.003.0004
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter explores the social pathology of medical discourse under Japanese colonial rule and how the Korean press adopted this language to reshape social understandings of mental illness. In ... More


How to tell your friends from machines

Guy Robinson

in Philosophy and Mystification

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823222919
eISBN:
9780823235513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823222919.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Machine intelligence is a concept that contradicts both the notion of a machine or man’s “other minds” and the notion of intelligence. This contradiction poses a problem that requires going beyond ... More


Alienation

Rahel Jaeggi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231151986
eISBN:
9780231537599
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231151986.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This book reconceives alienation as the absence of a meaningful relationship to oneself and others, something that manifests itself in feelings of helplessness and the despondent acceptance of ... More


A Defence of Politics against Crises

Matthew Flinders

in Defending Politics: Why Democracy Matters in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2015
ISBN:
9780199644421
eISBN:
9780191803604
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199644421.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter defends politics against crises. It argues that the crisis of politics (the erosion of public support for politics and politicians) reflects the politics of crisis (the use of ... More


The People’s Picasso

Ellen Willis

in No More Nice Girls: Countercultural Essays

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816680795
eISBN:
9781452949000
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816680795.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines how Pablo Picasso’s status as a cultural icon affects our perception of his work, and so in a sense transforms the work itself. The Picasso retrospective at the Museum of Modern ... More


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