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Title American shame : stigma and the body politic / edited by Myra Mendible
Imprint Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2016]
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  BF575.S45 A64 2016    AVAILABLE    30610020510376
Descript x, 288 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction : American Shame and the Boundaries of Belonging / Myra Mendible -- Shame before the Law : Affects of Abortion Regulation / Karen Weingarten -- Sex, Shame, and the Single Life : Bond and the "Black Shirley Temple" / Daniel McNeil -- Neoliberal Crimmigration : The "Commonsense" Shaming of the Undocumented / Leah Perry -- The Look of Sovereignty : Style and Politics in the Young Lords / Frances Negrón-Muntaner -- Suicide as an Invocation of Shame in Mohsin Hamid's The Reluctant Fundamentalist / Renee Lee Gardner -- Fat, Shame, and the Disciplining Practices of Health Expertise / Meghan Griffin -- Citizenship at Odds : Disability, Liberalism, and the Shame of Interdependence / Noel Glover -- Shame and Shitting : Postfeminist Episodes in Contemporary Hollywood Films / Madeline Walker -- Distancing Maneuvers : Collective Shame in Iraq War Films / Mike Rancourt -- Deinstitutionalization of the Mentally Ill, Shame, and the Rise of the "Slasher" Trope in Halloween / Anthony Carlton Cooke -- Shaming and Reclaiming Women's Sexuality through Cinematic Depictions of Masturbation / Megan Tagle Adams -- Dieting for the Sake of Art : Eleanor Antin, Rachel Rosenthal, and Faith Ringgold / Emily Newman
Includes bibliographical references and index
"On any given day in America's news cycle, stories and images of disgraced politicians and celebrities solicit our moral indignation, their misdeeds fueling a lucrative economy of shame and scandal. Shame is one of the most coercive, painful, and intriguing of human emotions. Only in recent years has interest in shame extended beyond a focus on the subjective experience of this emotion and its psychological effects. The essays collected here consider the role of shame as cultural practice and examine ways that public shaming practices enforce conformity and group coherence. Addressing abortion, mental illness, suicide, immigration, and body image among other issues, this volume calls attention to the ways shaming practices create and police social boundaries; how shaming speech is endorsed, judged, or challenged by various groups; and the distinct ways that shame is encoded and embodied in a nation that prides itself on individualism, diversity, and exceptionalism. Examining shame through a prism of race, sexuality, ethnicity, and gender, these provocative essays offer a broader understanding of how America's discourse of shame helps to define its people as citizens, spectators, consumers, and moral actors."--Back cover
Subject Shame -- Social aspects -- United States
Shame -- Political aspects -- United States
Popular culture -- United States
Political culture -- United States
Alt Author Mendible, Myra, 1954- editor
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