By Laura Martocci
Moving past the id of competitive behaviors to an research of ways and why now we have arrived at a tradition that flourishes on humiliation, she reviews the social forces that gave upward push to, and aid continue, bullying. Martocci’s research of gossip, laughter, stereotyping, and competition—dynamics that foment bullying and recommended responses of disgrace, violence, and depression—is situated inside of a bigger social narrative: the capability through which we negotiate broken social bonds and the position that bystanders play within the threat of atonement, forgiveness, and redemption.
Martocci’s clean standpoint 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 handle 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