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Liberalism and Human Suffering: Materialist Reflections on Politics, Ethics, and Aesthetics Asma Abbas

Liberalism and Human Suffering: Materialist Reflections on Politics, Ethics, and Aesthetics

Asma Abbas

Published October 12th 2010
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257 pages
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This book investigates the sources and implications of our encounters with suffering in contemporary politics and culture, exploring the forces that determine how suffering matters. It counters liberalisms distorting domestications of humanMoreThis book investigates the sources and implications of our encounters with suffering in contemporary politics and culture, exploring the forces that determine how suffering matters. It counters liberalisms distorting domestications of human suffering, which are most acute in its politics of redress through justice, the law, representation and inclusion.  Radically rethinking the subjectivity of sufferers and arguing that our experience of the world is not prior to or outside of justice, but constitutive of it, the book recuperates a materialist politics that emphasizes sensuous activity, reclaims representation, and honors the labor of suffering.