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Painful Conversations: Making Pain Sens(E)Ible (Paperback)
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Painful Conversations: Making Pain Sens(E)Ible (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 01/11/2014
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Painful Conversations emerges from a meeting of practitioners, scholars and artists. The task was to make sense of pain. Problems to communicate pain were discussed, and attempts to explain and understand pain from theological and philosophical perspectives were presented. 'It's not about the pain on my hands, but the pain in my heart,' says a crucified penitent in one of the chapters. A statement exemplifying pain's ambiguous character: being something both physical and psychical, necessary for survival and a means to reach wisdom - and still it hurts so bad. Examples from fake Holocaust biographies, terminal care and medical treatment, mortification in seventeenth-century Italy, voluntary self-sacrifice and self-injury, and the writings of Emerson and Joyce were used to provide a solution to the task, to make sense of pain.

Publisher: Inter-Disciplinary Press
ISBN: 9781848881426
Weight: 305 g
Dimensions: 210 x 150 x 18 mm

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