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Is Shame Necessary?: New Uses for an Old Tool

Autor: Jacquet, Jennifer

Editorial: Pantheon Books

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Is Shame Necessary?: New Uses for an Old Tool : An urgent, illuminating exploration of the social nature of shame and of how it might be used to promote large-scale political change and social reform.
 
In cultures that champion the individual, guilt is advertised as the cornerstone of conscience. But while guilt holds individuals to personal standards, it is powerless in the face of corrupt institutions. In recent years, we as consumers have sought to assuage our guilt about flawed social and environmental practices and policies by, for example, buying organic foods or fair-trade products. Unless nearly everyone participates, however, the impact of individual consumer consciousness is ineffective.
 
Is Shame Necessary? presents us with a trenchant case for public shaming as a nonviolent form of resistance that can challenge corporations and even governments to change policies and behaviors that are detrimental to the environment. Jennifer Jacquet argues that public shaming, when it has been retrofitted for the age of social media and aimed in the proper direction, can help compensate for the limitations of guilt in a globalized world. Jacquet leaves us with a new understanding of how public shame, when applied in the right way and at the right time, has the capacity to keep us from failing other species in life's fabric and, ultimately, from failing ourselves.


Categoría   Sub-Categoría
Psicología   Emotions
Psicología   Social Psychology
Ciencias Sociales   Sociology

ISBN 13:9780307907578
ISBN 10:0307907570
Formato:Tapa Dura
Idioma:Inglés
Páginas:209
Tamaño:8.37" l x 5.27" w x 1.00" h
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