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  • 6 of 6 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Hood River County Library District.

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Summary:

"This is the perfect time for a modern-day Scarlet Letter--a radically empathetic book about public shaming, and about shaming as a form of social control. It has become such a big part of our lives it has begun to feel weird and empty when there isn't anyone to be furious about. Whole careers are being ruined by one mistake. A transgression is revealed. Our collective outrage at it has the force of a hurricane. Then we all quickly forget about it and move on to the next one, and it doesn't cross our minds to wonder if the shamed person is okay or in ruins. What's it doing to them? What's it doing to us?"--
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Hood River County Library 152.44 RON 2015 (Text) 33892100267716 Adult Non-Fiction Book None 04/07/2015 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781594487132
  • ISBN: 1594487138
  • Physical Description: 290 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, a member of Penguin Group (USA), 2015.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references, pages 283-290.
Formatted Contents Note:
Braveheart -- I'm glad I'm not that -- The wilderness -- God that was awesome -- Man descends several rungs in the ladder of civilization -- Doing something good -- Journey to a shame-free paradise -- The shame-eradication workshop -- A town abuzz over prostitution and a client list -- The near drowning of Mike Daisey -- The man who can change the Google search results -- The terror -- Raquel in a post-shaming world -- Cats and ice cream and music -- Your speed.
Summary, etc.:
"This is the perfect time for a modern-day Scarlet Letter--a radically empathetic book about public shaming, and about shaming as a form of social control. It has become such a big part of our lives it has begun to feel weird and empty when there isn't anyone to be furious about. Whole careers are being ruined by one mistake. A transgression is revealed. Our collective outrage at it has the force of a hurricane. Then we all quickly forget about it and move on to the next one, and it doesn't cross our minds to wonder if the shamed person is okay or in ruins. What's it doing to them? What's it doing to us?"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Social control
Shame
Interpersonal relations

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