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SO 4126
Suffering and Evil In Society –Level 6
Suffering and evil in sociology’s classical founders (Marx on alienation, Durkheim on anomie, Weber on theodicy). Contemporary perspectives on suffering (Bourdieu, Alexander, Bauman, Baudrillard). Sites of suffering: the factory, the prison, concentration camps. Causes of suffering: poverty and famine, racism, terrorism, war. Anthropological and social classifications of good and evil. Visual sociology on suffering and evil: paintings, photography, film, TV.
Prerequisites: SO 1000 or SO 1001
UK Credits: 15
US Credits : 3/0/3
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