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A War of Shames
A War of Shames

Author(s): Przemysław Czapliński
Subject(s): History, Social Sciences, Language and Literature Studies, Literary Texts, Psychology, Studies of Literature, Sociology, Social history, Recent History (1900 till today), Polish Literature, Social psychology and group interaction, Studies in violence and power, Sociology of Culture, Pre-WW I & WW I (1900 -1919), Post-War period (1950 - 1989), Transformation Period (1990 - 2010), Social Norms / Social Control, Identity of Collectives
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: 2017
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 63-90
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: English