Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Shame: Methods, Theories, Norms, Cultures, and Politics

Lanham: Lexington Books (2019)

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Cecilea Mun
Arizona State University (PhD)
Alba Montes Sánchez
Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
Daniel Richard Herbert
University of Sheffield (PhD)
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Abstract
Shame is one of the most stigmatized and stigmatizing of emotions. Often characterized as an emotion in which the subject holds a global, negative self-assessment, shame is typically understood to mark the subject as being inadequate in some way, and a sizable amount of work on shame focuses on its problematic or unhealthy aspects, effects, or consequences. Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Shame brings into view a more balanced understanding of what shame is and its value and social function. The contributors recognize shame as a complex, richly layered, conscious or unconscious phenomenon, and the collection offers an understanding of what shame is, the scholarly discourse on shame, and how theories of shame help us to understand ourselves, others, and the world around us. It also highlights a diverse range of perspectives on shame, and how these unique perspectives can enlighten our understanding of both the positive and negative aspects of this powerful emotion. Edited by Cecilea Mun, the ten chapters by an international group of contributors reflect a broad range of methods, disciplinary perspectives, and both theoretical and practical concerns regarding shame. 30% Discount Code: LEX30AUTH1
Keywords shame  emotions  methods  theories  norms  cultures  politics  interdisciplinary
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