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The Value of Shame

Exploring a Health Resource in Cultural Contexts

Editors: Vanderheiden, Elisabeth, Mayer, Claude-Hélène (Eds.)

  • Provides new comprehensible perspectives on contemporary research on shame
  • Discusses shame concepts from a positive psychology perspective across cultures
  • Highlights new insights on the concept of shame for researchers and practitioners in the field of psychology and cultural studies
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About this book

This volume combines empirical research-based and theoretical perspectives on shame in cultural contexts and from socio-culturally different perspectives, providing new insights and a more comprehensive cultural base for contemporary research and practice in the context of shame. It examines shame from a positive psychology perspective, from the angle of defining the concept as a psychological and cultural construct, and with regard to practical perspectives on shame across cultures.  The volume provides sound foundations for researchers and practitioners to develop new models, therapies and counseling practices to redefine and re-frame shame in a way that leads to strength, resilience and empowerment of the individual.

About the authors

Elisabeth Vanderheiden, pedagogue, theologian, mediator, managing director of the Catholic Adult Education Rhineland-Palatinate and the federal chairman of the Catholic Adult Education Germany. She has published articles in the context of vocational qualifications, in particular qualification of teachers and trainers, as well as current topics of general, vocational and civic education and intercultural opening processes.

Claude-Hélène Mayer is an adjunct professor at the European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, and a Senior Research Associate at the Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. She has published several monographs, text collections, journal articles and special issues on mental health and well-being, conflict management and mediation in transcultural contexts, health-related and well-being and women in leadership.

Reviews

“This book makes an extraordinary contribution to social sciences as it highlights the positive side of shame as a health resource; therefore, it is highly recommended to educators at all levels, interculturalists, sociologists, those who work with refugees and migration, as well as psychologists and psychiatrists.” (Kiyoko Sueda, Journal of Intercultural Communication, Issue 21, 2018)

“‘The aim of this book is to synthesize empirical research-based and theoretical perspectives on shame in various cultural contexts’ … . This book shows us how we can transcend the divide between the pathological side and the positive side for shame. That is why I highly recommend this landmark publication to both PP researchers and clinicians.” (Paul T. P. Wong, PsycCRITIQUES, Vol. 62 (34), August, 2017) 


Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • An Introduction to the Value of Shame—Exploring a Health Resource in Cultural Contexts

    Vanderheiden, Elisabeth (et al.)

    Pages 1-39

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  • Shame! A System Psychodynamic Perspective

    May, Michelle

    Pages 43-59

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  • Shame as a Functional and Adaptive Emotion: A Biopsychosocial Perspective

    Alphen, Markus

    Pages 61-86

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  • The Positive Function of Shame: Moral and Spiritual Perspectives

    Ryan, Thomas

    Pages 87-105

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  • lajjA in Indian Psychology: Spiritual, Social, and Literary Perspectives

    Bhawuk, Dharm P. S.

    Pages 109-134

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Buy this book

eBook 101,14 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-53100-7
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  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-53099-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-85062-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Value of Shame
Book Subtitle
Exploring a Health Resource in Cultural Contexts
Editors
  • Elisabeth Vanderheiden
  • Claude-Hélène Mayer
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-53100-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-53100-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-53099-4
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-85062-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 302
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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