Regarding the Pain of Others

Regarding the Pain of Others

Science, Study & Work, Social Sciences
Paperback Published on: 26/08/2004
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Regarding the Pain of Others
A really good read for those looking to educate themselves or learn a new perspective.
Regarding the Pain of Others is a fascinating essay examining the way we interact and empathize with images of war. Sontag looks at the way people have loo... READ MORE
Alan O'Keeffe

Synopsis

Regarding the Pain of Others is Susan Sontag's searing analysis of our numbed response to images of horror.

'A coruscating sermon on how we picture suffering' The New York Times

What is the purpose of images of pain and suffering? Can there be any real justification for the creation, and consumption, of such images?

In this seminal volume, Susan Sontag examines the uses and meanings of images, from inspiring dissent to fostering violence to creating apathy. And through this lens she considers the nature of war, the limits of sympathy, and the obligations of conscience.

'A far-reaching set of ruminations [...] on what it means to be alive and alert in the twenty-first century' Independent

'Sontag is on top form: devastating' Los Angeles Times

'Simple, elegant, fiercely persuasive' Metro

  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780141012377
  • Number of pages: 128
  • Weight: 96g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 7 mm

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