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The Resource Fruits of sorrow : framing our attention to suffering, Elizabeth V. Spelman

Fruits of sorrow : framing our attention to suffering, Elizabeth V. Spelman

Label
Fruits of sorrow : framing our attention to suffering
Title
Fruits of sorrow
Title remainder
framing our attention to suffering
Statement of responsibility
Elizabeth V. Spelman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Through a blend of intellectual history, philosophical reading, and contemporary cultural analysis, Fruits of Sorrow explores the hidden dynamics at work when we try to make sense of suffering. Spelman examines the complex ways in which we try to redeem the pain we cause and witness. She shows the way our responses are often more than they seem: how compassion can mask condescension; how identifying with others' pain often slips into illicit appropriation; how pity can
  • Reinforce the unequal relationship between those who cause and those who endure suffering. Refections on Aristotle lead Spelman to a tour-de-force on why American slavery cannot be called an American "tragedy" without distracting from the real suffering of African Americans. Spelman links Plato's rejection of tragedy with Arlene Croce's much-talked-about refusal to review the recent Bill T. Jones dance about AIDS and other terminal illnesses. She discusses current
  • Debates about "victimhood," racism on college campuses, nineteenth-century African-American writer Harriet Jacobs, the history of women's inhumanity toward other women as a necessary topic for feminist ethics, what it might mean to say that suffering is the human condition, and much more
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spelman, Elizabeth V
Dewey number
128/.4
Index
index present
LC call number
B105.S79
LC item number
S68 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Suffering
  • Stress, Psychological
  • Grief
  • Philosophy
Label
Fruits of sorrow : framing our attention to suffering, Elizabeth V. Spelman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Suffering and the economy of attention -- Good grief! It's Plato! -- Slavery and tragedy -- The heady political life of compassion -- The virtue of feeling and the feeling of virtue -- Changing the subject: on making your suffering mine -- On the aesthetic usability of suffering -- Suffering as the human condition
Control code
36133331
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 206 pages
Isbn
9780807014202
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
96053179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Fruits of sorrow : framing our attention to suffering, Elizabeth V. Spelman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [173]-199) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Suffering and the economy of attention -- Good grief! It's Plato! -- Slavery and tragedy -- The heady political life of compassion -- The virtue of feeling and the feeling of virtue -- Changing the subject: on making your suffering mine -- On the aesthetic usability of suffering -- Suffering as the human condition
Control code
36133331
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 206 pages
Isbn
9780807014202
Isbn Type
(cloth)
Lccn
96053179
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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