SO YOU'VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED: Updated Edition


SO YOU'VE BEEN PUBLICLY SHAMED: Updated Edition

JON RONSON    Book Number: 87941    Product format: Paperback

Now including a new chapter about the author's own experience of being publicly shamed, this is a magnificent, subtly argued and often painfully funny yet deeply serious book. It is about modern life, full of eye-opening truths about the escalating war on human flaws, and the very scary part we all play in it. When Jon Ronson noticed a great renaissance of public shaming sweeping our land, he decided to investigate. At first it seemed like the democratization of justice. The silent majority were getting a voice, but what did we do with it? He travelled the world meeting the subjects of high-profile public shaming. They're mostly like us - people who, say, made a bad joke on social media. But when their transgression is revealed, collective outrage circles with hurricane force, and they are torn apart, demonised, sometimes even fired from their job. Do they deserve it? Are our actions justified, or are we using shame as a form of social control? 'An alarming examination of victims and victimisers in the new social media sport of mob justice.' - Mark Lawson. Ronson has beautiful comic-prose skills and some of his best lines seem casual but contain fierce social diagnoses. Chapters include the curiously titled A Town Abuzz Over Prostitution and A Client List and Cats and Ice Cream and Music. 306pp in illustrated paperback.
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ISBN 9780330492294
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