Edited By Elżbieta Hałas
Dennis Smith: Coping with Captivity: The Social Phenomenon of Humiliation Explored Through Prisoners’ Dilemmas
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Coping with Captivity: The Social Phenomenon of Humiliation Explored Through Prisoners’ Dilemmas
Dilemmas of displacement
This paper is about the social inconsistency that arises when a person, a collectivity, or an organization seems, in the eyes of some, to be claiming an inappropriate social identity or occupying an inappropriate social position. Those who feel threatened or challenged by the behaviour of others who seem to be getting above themselves may decide to put matters right, using whatever means are available and seem to be appropriate; for example, strong words, legal measures or even direct physical force.
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