Humiliation and Discrimination

Social Philosophy Today 24:121-129 (2008)
Abstract
In this essay, we examine one of our perennial favorites, the story of “The Sneetches” (the first of four stories in Seuss 1961) as an exposition and condemnation of the role of shame and humiliation in maintaining oppressive social systems. We argue that Seuss’s Sneetches vividly demonstrate how we contribute to the unjustified oppression of a disadvantaged group when we allow our shaming behaviors to be guided by stereotypical presumptions about aperson’s moral character based on non-voluntary personal characteristics, rather than by evaluations of character based on the evidence of voluntary behavior
Keywords Conference Proceedings  Social and Political Philosophy
Categories (categorize this paper)
ISBN(s) 1543-4044
DOI 10.5840/socphiltoday20082410
Options
 Save to my reading list
Follow the author(s)
My bibliography
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Revision history
Request removal from index
Download options
Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 28,756
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library
References found in this work BETA

No references found.

Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

No citations found.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles
Humiliation: Claims and Context.Gopal Guru (ed.) - 2011 - Oxford University Press India.
Humiliation, Dignity and Self-Respect.Daniel Statman - 2000 - Philosophical Psychology 13 (4):523 – 540.
Kant's Culture of Humiliation: Politics and Ethical Cultivation.Paul Saurette - 2002 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 28 (1):59-90.
Resisting Agamben: The Biopolitics of Shame and Humiliation.Lisa Guenther - 2012 - Philosophy and Social Criticism 38 (1):59-79.
Terrorism and War.Virginia Held - 2004 - Journal of Ethics 8 (1):59-75.
Moral Taint.Loren Cannon - 2011 - Philosophy in the Contemporary World 18 (1):19-30.
The Taint of Shame: Failure, Self-Distress, and Moral Growth.Johann A. Klaassen - 2001 - Journal of Social Philosophy 32 (2):174–196.
Shame and Guilt in Restorative Justice.Raffaele Rodogno - 2008 - Psychology, Public Policy, and Law 14 (2):142-176.
The Multiculturalism of Fear.Jacob T. Levy - 1996 - Critical Review 10 (2):271-283.
Shame, Guilt, and Punishment.Raffaele Rodogno - 2009 - Law and Philosophy 28 (5):429 - 464.
A Society Without Humiliation?Axel Honneth - 1997 - European Journal of Philosophy 5 (3):306–324.

Monthly downloads

Added to index

2011-12-02

Total downloads

23 ( #221,205 of 2,178,129 )

Recent downloads (6 months)

1 ( #316,663 of 2,178,129 )

How can I increase my downloads?

My notes
Sign in to use this feature


Discussion
Order:
There  are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.

Other forums