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Published: 26 March 2020

352 Pages | Black and white illustrations


ISBN: 9780198820314

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The Politics of Humiliation

A Modern History

Ute Frevert

  • Looks at the role that public humiliation has played in modern society
  • Shows how humiliation has been used as a means of coercion and control, from the worlds of politics and international diplomacy through to the education of children and the administration of justice
  • Provides numerous examples from the history of how humiliations have been and are being staged (although the images are astonishingly comparable to epochs and cultures)
  • Discusses how in various areas, the humiliation and the accompanying feeling of shame becomes a means of power - whether it is in the education of children, in criminal law or in diplomacy and politics

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