The Challenges Of Vulnerability: In Search Of Strategies For A Less Vulnerable Social Life

Hardcover | November 15, 2011

byBarbara Anna Misztal

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Proposing an aggregative conception of vulnerability, this book provides a new framework for understanding individual experience of, and resilience to, vulnerability and promotes the need to find remedies for exposure to involuntary dependence, the unsecured future and the painful past.

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Proposing an aggregative conception of vulnerability, this book provides a new framework for understanding individual experience of, and resilience to, vulnerability and promotes the need to find remedies for exposure to involuntary dependence, the unsecured future and the painful past.

BARBARA MISZTAL is Professor of Sociology at the University of Leicester, UK. She is the author of Public Intellectuals and the Public Good: Creativity and Courage,Trust in Modern Society,Informality, Social Theory and Contemporary Practice, and Social Theories of Remembering.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.91 × 5.68 × 1 inPublished:November 15, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230222749

ISBN - 13:9780230222748

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Table of Contents

List of Tables 
Acknowledgements
Introduction: The Challenge of Vulnerability
PART I: DEFINING VULNERABILITY
Vulnerability to Adverse Events
Towards Sociology of Vulnerability
The First Form of Vulnerability
The Second Form of Vulnerability
The Third Form of Vulnerability
PART II: CONFRONTING VULNERABILITY
The Nature of Remedies
Acts of Responsibility
Objectives of Promising
Functions of Forgiveness
Conclusion
Bibliography
Index
 
 
 

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"The Challenges of Vulnerability, is a timely and extremely valuable contribution to the current theoretical and political concern with vulnerability, especially in the advanced capitalist nation-states." - International Sociology