A trenchant case for the use of public shaming as a nonviolent form of resistance, Is Shame Necessary?
explores how one of society’s oldest tools can be used to promote
large-scale political change and social reform. Examining how we can
retrofit the art of shaming for the age of social media, Jennifer
Jacquet shows that we can challenge corporations and even governments to
change policies and behaviors that are detrimental to the environment.
Urgent and illuminating, Is Shame Necessary? offers an entirely
new understanding of how shame, when applied in the right way and at the
right time, has the capacity to keep us from failing our planet and,
ultimately, from failing ourselves.
Boktitel: Is Shame Necessary? New Uses for an Old Tool Författare: Jennifer Jacquet Bokförlag: Vintage
Jennifer Jacquet is an assistant professor in the Department of
Environmental Studies at New York University and recipient of an Alfred
P. Sloan fellowship. She works at the intersection of conservation and
cooperation, focusing on the human dimensions of large-scale social
dilemmas, such as overfishing and climate change. She lives in New York.