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By Laura Martocci

In her forceful social historical past, Bullying, Laura Martocci explores the “bully tradition” that has claimed nationwide cognizance because the overdue 1990s. 


Moving past the identity of competitive behaviors to an research of ways and why we've got arrived at a tradition that flourishes on humiliation, she reviews the social forces that gave upward thrust to, and aid keep, bullying. Martocci’s research of gossip, laughter, stereotyping, and competition—dynamics that foment bullying and suggested responses of disgrace, violence, and depression—is located inside of a bigger social narrative: the potential during which we negotiate broken social bonds and the position that bystanders play within the chance of atonement, forgiveness, and redemption.  


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