Blush: Faces of Shame

Blush: Faces of Shame

by Elspeth Probyn
     
 

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Building on the notion by Silvan Tomkins that shame has a productive role in life, be it personal or private, Probyn (gender and cultural studies, U. of Sydney) explores how shame, as useful as it is to psychology, cultural criticism, sociology and science, seems to have acquired a bad reputation. Admitting that some elements of societal shame are ultimately harmful,… See more details below

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Building on the notion by Silvan Tomkins that shame has a productive role in life, be it personal or private, Probyn (gender and cultural studies, U. of Sydney) explores how shame, as useful as it is to psychology, cultural criticism, sociology and science, seems to have acquired a bad reputation. Admitting that some elements of societal shame are ultimately harmful, Probyn nevertheless asserts that it is also powerful in rethinking who and what we are, and where we are going. She also covers the applications of shame (for example, in bodies and places), the roles of the who cast shame and those they shame, ancestral shame, and writing shame. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816627219
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
04/28/2005
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

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