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Distant Suffering: Morality, Media and Politics

Boltanski, Luc

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ISBN 10: 0521659531 / ISBN 13: 9780521659536
Published by Cambrdige University Press, West Nyack, 1999
Used Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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Title: Distant Suffering: Morality, Media and ...

Publisher: Cambrdige University Press, West Nyack

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

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Images of starving children, bombed villages and mass graves brought to us by television in the comfort of our homes implicitly call on us to act. What can we do when the suffering we see is so distant and we feel powerless compared with the forces behind the suffering? Luc Boltanski examines the ways in which, since the end of the eighteenth century, spectators have tried to respond acceptably to what they have seen, and discusses whether there remains a place for pity in modern politics.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French

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