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New PDF release: Bullying: The Social Destruction of Self

By Laura Martocci

In her forceful social heritage, Bullying, Laura Martocci explores the “bully tradition” that has claimed nationwide consciousness because the past due 1990s. 


Moving past the id of competitive behaviors to an research of the way and why we've got arrived at a tradition that prospers on humiliation, she evaluations the social forces that gave upward push to, and support hold, bullying. Martocci’s research of gossip, laughter, stereotyping, and competition—dynamics that foment bullying and advised responses of disgrace, violence, and depression—is situated inside a bigger social narrative: the potential during which we negotiate broken social bonds and the position that bystanders play within the threat of atonement, forgiveness, and redemption.  


Martocci’s clean viewpoint on bullying positions disgrace as pivotal. She urges us to recognize the ache and confusion attributable to social shame; to appreciate its social, mental, and neurological nature; and to handle it via narratives of loss, grief, and redemption—cultural helps which are already in place. 

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