Social Suffering

This group intends to broaden the discussion started in the IV Congress of the Portuguese Association of Anthropology (September 2009) on 'Experiencing Social Suffering: its ambiguities and articulations'

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Bibliographic References on Social Suffering 7 Replies

Through a brief research on google, following what Micol said about Kleinman et al, I've found these three books on the subject (same editors, more or less). You can follow the links to give a look…Continue

Tags: social suffering, bibliography, violence

Started by Inês Neto Galvão. Last reply by Ranjan Lekhy Jan 1, 2010.

Buddha, Suffering, and Social Sufferings in our age!

Buddha was the first historical person, who theorized Suffering as the Dharma problem! The essence of his entire teachings is Suffering and Ceases of Suffering! Buddha postulated suffering as the…Continue

Started by Ranjan Lekhy Jan 1, 2010.

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Comment by Micol Brazzabeni on November 3, 2009 at 8:14pm
vou então logo passar para o meu portugues.
joan, se já não o conheces, podes ver o texto da Veena Das, Arthur Kleinman, Mamphela Ramphele, Pamela Reynolds (eds.) "violence and subjectivity". é o primeiro, porque é um texto de referência, do que eu me lembro assim rapidamente. esse texto é o segundo, antes saiu o social suffering e o último é o remaking the world. se não me lembro mal ali tu podes encontrar etnografias sobre guerra, crime, violências...
Comment by Joan Uribe on November 3, 2009 at 9:46am
Thanks Ines for the group, and Micol to give us possibility to access. Ines: I accept your "multi languages" proposal! Between portuguese, italian, spanish, there's a confuse but possible way to share communication!

A question: do you know anything working around war, crime and soccial suffering?
Comment by Inês Neto Galvão on November 3, 2009 at 12:49am
Your're welcome, Micol. I'm sorry it took me this long. Hopefully we didn't lose all the thrill on it.
About the languages used in the discussion, I've started the group in english but I think we can always open up to other languages. So, beautiful people, feel free to use the language with which you feel more confortable. I'm sure we'll be able to understand each other pretty well :-)

I'm on your side, Micol: hoping that this may be useful to improve both our ethnographic work, and analitical perspectives.
Comment by Micol Brazzabeni on November 2, 2009 at 5:31pm
thank you Inês for starting this group.
I think that the congress good explained the variety and complexity of the concept - social suffering - and the complexity of the analysis too.
So I hope that this group could improve our ethnographies and discussions and open to new context of analysis.

Micol Brazzabeni
Comment by Inês Neto Galvão on November 2, 2009 at 5:10pm
Under the coordination of Chiara Pussetti and Micol Brazzabeni (both from CRIA/ISCTE-IUL), the working panel reunited under this motto presented papers on a variety of fields - from suicidal terrorism and mass murder in schools, to the disappearing of a rom community in Italy.
We'll hopefully be able to challenge the time restrictions of our first meeting, while prolonging and opening up the dialogue to a broader group.
Please, feel free to join us and start discussions on whatever may be keeping your thoughts busy.
The platform may also be useful for sharing multimedia, bibliographic references, and so on.

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