So you've been publicly shamed / Jon Ronson.

By: Ronson, Jon, 1967- [author.]
Publisher: London : Picador, 2016Copyright date: ©2015Edition: Updated edition with new chapterDescription: 305 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 20 cmContent type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780330492294 (paperback)Subject(s): Shame | Guilt | Social control | Interpersonal relationsDDC classification: M&M 152.44 RON

"Updated edition with new chapter"--Front cover.

Includes bibliographical references.

Machine generated contents note: 1.Braveheart -- 2.I'm Glad I'm Not That -- 3.The Wilderness -- 4.God That Was Awesome -- 5.Man Descends Several Rungs in the Ladder of Civilization -- 6.Doing Something Good -- 7.Journey To A Shame-Free Paradise -- 8.The Shame Eradication Workshop -- 9.A Town Abuzz Over Prostitution and a Client List -- 10.The Near Drowning of Mike Daisey -- 11.The Man Who Can Change the Google Search Results -- 12.The Terror -- 13.Raquel in a Post-Shaming World -- 14.Cats and Ice Cream and Music -- 15.Your Speed.

From the Sunday Times top ten bestselling author of The Psychopath Test, a captivating and brilliant exploration of one of our world's most underappreciated forces: shame. 'It's about the terror, isn't it?' 'The terror of what?' I said. 'The terror of being found out.' For the past three years, Jon Ronson has travelled the world meeting recipients of high-profile public shamings. The shamed are people like us - people who, say, made a joke on social media that came out badly, or made a mistake at work. Once their transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with the force of a hurricane and the next thing they know they're being torn apart by an angry mob, jeered at, demonized, sometimes even fired from their job. A great renaissance of public shaming is sweeping our land. Justice has been democratized. The silent majority are getting a voice. But what are we doing with our voice? We are mercilessly finding people's faults. We are defining the boundaries of normality by ruining the lives of those outside it. We are using shame as a form of social control. Simultaneously powerful and hilarious in the way only Jon Ronson can be, So You've Been Publicly Shamed is a deeply honest book about modern life, full of eye-opening truths about the escalating war on human flaws - and the very scary part we all play in it.

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