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By Lauren Berlant

In Compassion, ten students draw on literature, psychoanalysis, and social heritage to supply an archive of circumstances and genealogies of compassion. jointly those essays reveal how "being compassionate" is formed by means of old specificity and social education, and the way the assumption of compassion happens in scenes which are nervous, risky, wonderful, or even contradictory.

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