Social pain, violence, and inequalities


This issue of RELACES brings together a series of writings that, from different approaches, problematize social pain, suffering, and violence. Within the framework of life and death organization regimes, the writings grouped here warn the ways in which the regulation, distribution, and consumption of bodies become nodal in capitalism. Being more than instruments of mediation of emotions, bodies are the ways of experiencing, belonging, and being in the world. All social behavior is assumed and made possible from and through corporeal materiality, so there is no possible social action without a body. These thus occupy a central place as the locus of conflict and order. Well, the human condition is eminently corporeal. Hence, they are presented as privileged sites of control, in such a way as to delimit, enable and encourage certain ways of acting/feeling.

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