In anthropology a guilt culture, or guilt society, is a society in which the main mechanism of social control is based on the creation of an inner feeling of guilt associated to certain condemned behaviours, practices or thoughts. A guilt culture is distinguished from a shame culture, in which the concepts of pride and honour are the most important emotions driving individuals’ behaviours. Classical and contemporary sociologists moreover view the emotions of guilt and shame as central to the analysis of modern personality, social interaction and the process of civilization.
|Titolo:||Guilt and Shame Cultures|
MELE, VINCENZO (Primo) [Writing – Original Draft Preparation] (Corresponding)
|Anno del prodotto:||2017|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||2.4 Voce (in dizionario o enciclopedia)|