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Systemic Humiliation in America

Finding Dignity within Systems of Degradation

Editors: Rothbart, Daniel (Ed.)

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  • Addresses timely and often overlooked topics (humiliation, shame, and dignity) 
  • Takes a broad and interdisciplinary approach, incorporating insights from the fields of sociology, social psychology, criminology, moral philosophy, and conflict analysis
  • Provides many examples and applications of "systemic humiliation" in the United States, with international implications  
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This volume explores contemporary social conflict, focusing on a sort of violence that rarely receives coverage in the evening news. This violence occurs when powerful institutions seek to manipulate the thoughts of marginalized people—manufacturing their feelings and fostering a sense of inferiority—for the purpose of disciplinary control. Many American institutions strategically orchestrate this psychic violence through tactics of systemic humiliation. This book reveals how certain counter-measures, based in a commitment to human dignity and respect for every person’s inherent moral worth, can combat this violence. Rothbart and other contributors showcase various examples of this tug-of-war in the US, including the politics of race and class in the 2016 presidential campaign, the dehumanizing treatment of people with mental disabilities, and destructive parenting styles that foster cycles of humiliation and emotional pain. 

About the authors

Daniel Rothbart is Professor of Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, USA. In addition to serving as Co-Director of the Program for the Prevention of Mass Violence, he chairs the Sudan Task Group, an organization that seeks to build long-term peace in Sudan, Africa.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $79.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-70678-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-09981-7
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Systemic Humiliation in America
Book Subtitle
Finding Dignity within Systems of Degradation
Editors
  • Daniel Rothbart
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-70679-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-70679-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-70678-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09981-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 246
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