Re: Thomas Scheff

From: Andy Blunden (
Date: Wed Jan 07 2004 - 17:22:51 PST

Luiz, I have read
- it was a wonderful clarifying read. I'll never forget it. And I might say
this article goes straight to the issues in the other thread we have been
discussing - Honour. We have just discussed how modern societies don't talk
about "honour". Scheff says that the transition from traditional society to
modernity is marked by both a lowering of the shame threshhold (shame being
the premier social emotion) and a denial of shame. We are ashamed to even
talk about shame.



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