By Laura Martocci
Moving past the id of competitive behaviors to an research of ways and why we now have arrived at a tradition that prospers on humiliation, she evaluations the social forces that gave upward thrust to, and support hold, bullying. Martocci’s research of gossip, laughter, stereotyping, and competition—dynamics that foment bullying and steered responses of disgrace, violence, and depression—is situated inside a bigger social narrative: the capacity in which we negotiate broken social bonds and the position that bystanders play within the hazard of atonement, forgiveness, and redemption.
Martocci’s clean point of view on bullying positions disgrace as pivotal. She urges us to recognize the soreness and confusion as a result of social shame; to appreciate its social, mental, and neurological nature; and to deal with it via narratives of loss, grief, and redemption—cultural helps which are already in place.
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Bullying: The Social Destruction of Self by Laura Martocci