Social Suffering and Social Justice: A Sociological Reflection

Publication Type:

Journal Articles


The New Leam, Volume Sep 2020 (2020)



The essay engages sociological imagination in understanding aspects of social suffering to deepen human consciousness on the multitude of human sufferings. Using sociological academic legitimacy, the essay argues, there is a special responsibility for sociology to create an enlightened public discourse in addressing social suffering by bringing social justice into focus as the disciplinary genesis of sociology is committed to social justice ideals.