Bullying: The Social Destruction of Self by Laura Martocci

By Laura Martocci

In her forceful social background, Bullying, Laura Martocci explores the “bully tradition” that has claimed nationwide awareness because the past due 1990s. 

 

Moving past the id of competitive behaviors to an research of the way and why we now have arrived at a tradition that prospers on humiliation, she reviews the social forces that gave upward thrust to, and support preserve, bullying. Martocci’s research of gossip, laughter, stereotyping, and competition—dynamics that foment bullying and advised responses of disgrace, violence, and depression—is situated inside a bigger social narrative: the skill in which we negotiate broken social bonds and the function that bystanders play within the risk of atonement, forgiveness, and redemption.  

 

Martocci’s clean standpoint on bullying positions disgrace as pivotal. She urges us to recognize the discomfort 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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