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The Challenges of Vulnerability

In Search of Strategies for a Less Vulnerable Social Life

Authors: Misztal, B.

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Proposing an aggregative conception of vulnerability, this book provides a new framework for understanding individual experience of, and resilience to, vulnerability and promotes the need to find remedies for exposure to involuntary dependence, the unsecured future and the painful past.

About the authors

BARBARA MISZTAL is Professor of Sociology at the University of Leicester, UK. She is the author of Public Intellectuals and the Public Good: Creativity and Courage, Trust in Modern Society, Informality, Social Theory and Contemporary Practice, and Social Theories of Remembering.

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"The Challenges of Vulnerability, is a timely and extremely valuable contribution to the current theoretical and political concern with vulnerability, especially in the advanced capitalist nation-states." - International Sociology


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Challenges of Vulnerability

    Misztal, Barbara A.

    Pages 1-11

  • Vulnerability to Adverse Events

    Misztal, Barbara A.

    Pages 15-28

  • Towards a Sociology of Vulnerability

    Misztal, Barbara A.

    Pages 29-50

  • The First Form of Vulnerability

    Misztal, Barbara A.

    Pages 51-74

  • The Second Form of Vulnerability

    Misztal, Barbara A.

    Pages 75-94

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Softcover $100.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Challenges of Vulnerability
Book Subtitle
In Search of Strategies for a Less Vulnerable Social Life
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-31669-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230316690
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-22274-8
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-30836-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 263
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