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A War of Shames

Author(s): Przemysław Czapliński
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Recent History (1900 till today), Culture and social structure , Social psychology and group interaction, Environmental interactions, Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Ethnic Minorities Studies, Social Norms / Social Control
Published by: Instytut Badań Literackich Polskiej Akademii Nauk
Keywords: enforceable shame; recognition; pride

Summary/Abstract: This article presents the changing role of shame in Polish literature from the late 1980s until today. Its development is marked by three phases: 1) in the first decade literature exposes violence towards minorities – the founding shame of a pluralistic society; 2) in the following decade literature and drama deconstruct the role of shame as neoliberalism takes hold; 3) in the third decade literature shows collective subjects shaped through independent definitions of shame and pride.

  • Issue Year: 2016
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 17-45
  • Page Count: 29
  • Language: Polish