Humiliation: Mental Health and Public Shame

Marit F. Svindseth
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway

Paul Crawford
The University of Nottingham, UK


Product Details
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9781838671013
Published:
20 May 2019
Publisher:
Emerald Publishing Limited
Dimensions:
136 pages - 129 x 198mm
Series:
Emerald Points
There is a global appetite to humiliate or publicly shame others and this has even become a source of entertainment for many. The growth and all-encompassing influence of social media has made the phenomenon of humiliation even more apparent and possible.
This book examines the damaging impact of humiliation in human society. The relationship between humiliation and shame is explored in depth with a particular focus on the way this relationship affects people’s self-image, self-esteem and memory. By using case studies of observed humiliation, the book discusses the power play between individuals, groups, organizations and nations. It shows how public shame can lead to damaging psychological states and violent responses amongst vulnerable people. This topical book presents an important and timely discussion for today’s world, not least in showing the links between humiliation, terrorism and poor mental health. 
By offering strategies for responding to feelings of humiliation in a range of contexts, this book will prove a valuable resource for professionals concerned with mental health, public health, education and social care. Importantly, this is a book for all those affected by humiliation who want to take action and find new solutions for dealing with it.
Introduction: Seeding Violence 
Chapter 1: What is Humiliation?  
Chapter 2: Reactions to Humiliation 
Chapter 3: Healing, Neutralising and Preventing Humiliation
Marit F. Svindseth is Professor in Mental Health at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. She has fifteen years of clinical experience of working in both secure in-patient and community mental health settings. Her research focuses on mental health, with a focus on how service users perceive their care.  
Paul Crawford is the world's first Professor of Health Humanities, pioneering the field and launching multiple new research, educational and practice initiatives worldwide. He directs the Centre for Social Futures at the Institute of Mental Health and co-directs the Health Humanities Research Priority Area at The University of Nottingham, UK.
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