Sociological Trespasses : Interrogating Sin and Flesh
Racism, collective violence, sickness, environmental catastrophe, body obsession, greed, and accelerated life concern everyone. In this book, however, they are not viewed as social problems to be solved by technical experts. Instead, they are viewed as products of the joint transference of aspects of ourselves onto objects independent of ourselves. More specifically, they emerge from conviction there is something "out there" that can complete us, secure us, fill us, stabilize us, or in some other way enable us to escape from or deny our "lack": our existential precariousness or death.
- Hardback | 174 pages
- 157.48 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 430.91g
- 05 May 2011
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
About James Aho
James Aho is professor emeritus of sociology at Idaho State University. His two most recent books are Body Matters: A phenomenology of Sickness, Disease, and Illness (Lexington Books, 2008), co-authored with Kevin Aho, and Confession and Bookkeeping (SUNY Press, 2005).