Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Shame: Methods, Theories, Norms, Cultures, and Politics (Paperback)Dolichan Kollareth (author of contributions), Mariko Kikutani (author of contributions), James A. Russell (author of contributions), Cecilea Mun (author of contributions,editor), Laura Candiotto (author of contributions), Matthew Rukgaber (author of contributions), Daniel Herbert (author of contributions), Alba Montes Sanchez (author of contributions), Lisa Cassidy (author of contributions)
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Publisher: Lexington Books
Number of pages: 258
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
Mun (philosophy, Arizona State Univ.) has assembled a fine collection of essays on the "methods, theories, norms, cultures, and politics" of shame. Shame often receives critical attention as a negative emotion, but this collection of ten essays offers a balanced view of the emotion, paying attention to its positive social functions and its value as a tool for negotiating one's relationship to the world. Shame has both positive and negative features, and this combination is precisely what renders it such a powerful emotion on individual and social levels of enactment. Examining the phenomenon of shame across disciplines, cultures, and texts, the contributors look at the complexity of shame as a response to self, others, and the world. Essays treat the science and philosophy of shame and its social and political functions in social media, literature, and queer culture. Offering an excellent introduction to and integration of analyses of shame to date, this volume will appeal to students, practitioners, and scholars with disciplinary interests as varied as literature, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and psychotherapy. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty and professionals.* CHOICE *
According to many psychologists and philosophers, shame is a painful emotion of the vulnerable self, an ugly and negative feeling and a destructive and pathological state of the mind. By breaking and softening the boundaries of academic disciplines and adopting integrative viewpoints, however, Cecilea Mun and the authors of this volume carefully develop inclusive and holistic interpretations of shame to demonstrate that shame is more than a negative and self-critical emotion with depressive feeling and reactive attitude. In their chapters, they argue convincingly that shame is the unique and powerful human experience of self-consciousness, interpersonal relation, norm, culture, politics, body, ontology, phenomenology, and rationality. This volume provides much-needed multidimensional analysis of shame and expands the horizon of how we study and understand shame with an insightful and stimulating collection of essays, a valuable contribution to the interdisciplinary study of shame that both scholars and students can benefit from. -- Bongrae Seok, Alvernia University
An excellent collection of interdisciplinary theorizing and insight about shame. From Nietzsche to post-apartheid South Africa, From Neoliberalism to Queer Theory. A perfect range of suggestive opinions for the engaged researcher. -- David Nash
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