Blush: Faces of Shame

Blush: Faces of Shame

by Elspeth Probyn
     
 

ISBN-10: 0816627207

ISBN-13: 9780816627202

Pub. Date: 04/08/2005

Publisher: University of Minnesota Press

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:
9780816627202
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
Publication date:
04/08/2005
Edition description:
1
Pages:
220
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : shame in love
1Doing shame1
2Shame, bodies, places37
3The shamer and the shamed75
4Ancestral shame107
5Writing shame129

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