The Challenges Of Vulnerability: In Search Of Strategies For A Less Vulnerable Social Life by B. MisztalThe Challenges Of Vulnerability: In Search Of Strategies For A Less Vulnerable Social Life by B. Misztal

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

byB. Misztal

Hardcover | October 3, 2011

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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.
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Title:The Challenges Of Vulnerability: In Search Of Strategies For A Less Vulnerable Social LifeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:263 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 1 inPublished:October 3, 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