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Distant Suffering: Morality, Media and Politics

Distant Suffering: Morality, Media and Politics

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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.

Author: Luc Boltanski
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Published: 10/13/1999
Pages: 268
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.94lbs
Size: 9.20h x 6.22w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9780521659536
Language: French

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