Is Shame Necessary?: New Uses for an Old Tool

Is Shame Necessary?: New Uses for an Old Tool

An urgent, illuminating exploration of the social nature of shame and of how it might be used to promote large-scale political change and social reform. In cultures that champion the individual, guilt is advertised as the cornerstone of conscience. But while guilt holds individuals to personal standards, it is powerless in the face of corrupt institutions. In recent year An urgent, illuminating exploration of the social nature of shame and of how it might be used to promote large-scale...

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Title:Is Shame Necessary?: New Uses for an Old Tool
Author:Jennifer Jacquet
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:0307907570
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:224 pages pages

Is Shame Necessary?: New Uses for an Old Tool Reviews

  • Anthony
    Apr 29, 2015
    Explores the role shame plays in prompting social change, replete with numerous examples from environmental and social development contexts. Jacquet does not offer satisfying evidence of where guilt, anguish, social disapproval, and regret ends and where shame begins. While she offers ...
  • Aiyana
    May 25, 2015
    Pretty interesting stuff. The author makes an important distinction between shame (a tactic that can be used to influence corporations, groups, or political groups) and guilt (something that only individuals can feel). She also asks the reader to consider separately the usefulness of s...
  • Selena
    Apr 25, 2016
    I learned that shame is a useful tool in situations where: the transgression concerns the audience, behavior deviates widely from the desired behavior, and a person is not expected to be formally punished. The transgressors should be part of the group doing the shaming. The shaming sho...
  • Salvatore
    Jul 17, 2014
    An urgent exploration of the social nature of shame and of the ways in which we may utilize shame for political, economic, and social reform. Unlike guilt, which is an internal voice that nags its owner and emphasizes an individual experience, shame, Jacquet argues, is the way that we ...
  • CMack
    Feb 10, 2015
    Accessible and enjoyable. Not about personal individual shame, more cultural and societal. Good exploration on technology's role in modem shaming as well. Will make you stop and think about what's in your daily routine.ie Jon Stewart. ...
  • Richard
    Mar 21, 2015
    Two recent books about shaming, this one and So You've Been Publicly Shamed , are discussed together in this excellent blog post: Is Shame Necessary? How About Public Shaming? . ...
  • Daphne
    Feb 24, 2015
    Has some interesting snippets and makes you think about the meanings and differences between guilt (internal) and shame (external), but is unclear in its conclusion. I think it's (spoiler alert) "yes, we do need shame", but done properly. ...
  • Carl
    Aug 11, 2015
    Easy-to-read, well-organized, and teeming with interesting examples, Jacquet's book was more than worth my time. It is too bad that it was overshadowed by more-famous Jon Ronson's similar book published at the same time...but maybe it got more attention for being part of a movement. Wh...
  • Jennifer
    Apr 15, 2015
    A quick, concise read on the nature of shame, its uses in the past, and where it might be of value in the future. Fascinating at times, but by no means a definitive work. ...
  • Angie Boyter
    Dec 27, 2014
    See my Amazon review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R1P7PROC... ...
  • Anu Khosla
    Jan 11, 2017
    I read this after Jon Ronson's "So You've Been Publicly Shamed?" The books offer two very different perspectives on shame and its use in culture. In many ways these books are arguing opposite things, but I think reading them together gives you a more realistic view of shame, and that t...
  • Rin
    Sep 11, 2018
    I liked this book. It was a very interesting take on how shame has been used in modern culture and the examples were modern and relatable. Turns out we use shame to create social order very often. After reading an awful book on the same subject, I found this one refreshing. ...
  • Gina
    Jun 08, 2018
    The book is data heavy which is nice but lacks passion and reads like a textbook. ...
  • Martin
    Nov 13, 2015
    Not what I was expecting, this is quite accessible and insightful. ...
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    Mar 07, 2016
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  • Hettie
    Jan 03, 2019
    This short book was so unnecessarily bloated it felt like a collection of essays strung together in a haphazard fashion. I don't know how many times I read the same premises and conclusions ...
  • Jonathan
    Jul 16, 2017
    An important book for anyone interested in making a world a better place. Jacquet does a wonderful job getting at the heart of how essential shame is at regulating behavior and how necessary it is to target shame in an effective and responsible manner. It's an easy read too--not becaus...
  • Jules Frakes
    May 11, 2015
    https://www.thersa.org/discover/video... ...
  • Robert Wechsler
    Jul 06, 2017
    A thought-provoking book about a topic we seem too ashamed to talk about, at least rationally. Probably the most important part of the book shows the limitations of guilt, which is personal and, therefore, leads us to act as consumers rather than as activists seeking to change the way ...
  • Maura
    Jun 03, 2016
    I picked this up because I read "So You've Been Publicly Shamed", about the phenomena of internet shaming (mostly against it) a while ago and wanted to see if this would offer another perspective. Jacquet also agrees that internet shaming of the individual is (usually) wrong but of...
  • Thu Hoài
    Oct 06, 2018
    When I think of shaming someone, I think of cyber-bullying and ostracization, not as a tool for environmentalists or policy-makers. This book quite changes that a lot. Interesting read, even the writing styles does not to my taste, but the ideas are good and well-explored ...
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    Dec 31, 2016
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  • Tina Panik
    Apr 19, 2015
    After a slow start, this book does a good job of differentiating between shame and guilt in modern society. The chapters on internet scandals and behavior are the most relevant and valuable. ...
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    Jul 08, 2018
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  • Fan Liu
    Feb 20, 2016
    Is Shame Necessary was a pretty interesting, informative read. It shows the difference between shame (breach of society?s moral values, high audience scrutiny) vs. guilt (personal and individualized standards of behavior, internalized). It shows how the Westernized conception of guil...
  • Rob Eames
    Sep 19, 2015
    Short introduction to the distinction between guilt & shame, and the ways in which shame can be useful & necessary to motivate conformance to norms. Most of us inherit the equipment of our human incarnation including feelings of shame. The author does a nice job of exploring ex...
  • Bobette Giorgi
    Nov 11, 2017
    Full of liberal propaganda. Almost every page contains some reaffirmation that this author is obviously liberal and could never write a book without banging us over the heads with her leftist ideals. "Green," climate change, Al Gore, electric vehicles, environmental guilt, ad nauseum. ...
  • James Wills
    Dec 13, 2016
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  • Naj
    Jun 23, 2018
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  • David Collins
    Aug 10, 2018
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