Systemic Humiliation in America: Finding Dignity Within Systems of Degradation (Hardcover)

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By Daniel Rothbart (Editor)
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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 Author

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.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783319706788
ISBN-10: 3319706780
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
Publication Date: April 16th, 2018
Pages: 246
Language: English