Nerding Out About Shame (TALK CANCELLED)

Due to unforeseen circumstances, unfortunately this talk has been cancelled.
You’ve heard the salacious stories about Justine Sacco, Jian Ghomeshi, #MeToo, etc. and you’ve watched as Trump said Obama was born in Kenya, called African countries “shittholes” and characterized Mexican immigrants as rapists. What is the state of shame in the twenty-first century? Is it alive and well? Or largely dead? What role has it played through pre-history, history, and how is it being mobilized today? What aspects of shame make it work well or not? What does that even mean? We will discuss the latest research into shame as a tool and go beyond the gossip to find out what it is that makes shame so uncomfortable and, sometimes, our only hope.
Jennifer Jacquet is an Assistant Professor at NYU and the author of Is Shame Necessary? New Uses for an Old Tool. You can read about the book in Harper’s, some of her views on shame at Wired, some thoughts on Trump’s shamelessness featured in a long article on the subject at Esquire, or her essay on “survivor guilt” in Lapham’s Quarterly.
Doors – 7:00 pm
Lecture- 7:30 pm










When: Wed., November 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Subject
188 Suffolk St.
646-422-7898
Price: $15 online, $18 on the day of the event (card only)
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, unfortunately this talk has been cancelled.
You’ve heard the salacious stories about Justine Sacco, Jian Ghomeshi, #MeToo, etc. and you’ve watched as Trump said Obama was born in Kenya, called African countries “shittholes” and characterized Mexican immigrants as rapists. What is the state of shame in the twenty-first century? Is it alive and well? Or largely dead? What role has it played through pre-history, history, and how is it being mobilized today? What aspects of shame make it work well or not? What does that even mean? We will discuss the latest research into shame as a tool and go beyond the gossip to find out what it is that makes shame so uncomfortable and, sometimes, our only hope.
Jennifer Jacquet is an Assistant Professor at NYU and the author of Is Shame Necessary? New Uses for an Old Tool. You can read about the book in Harper’s, some of her views on shame at Wired, some thoughts on Trump’s shamelessness featured in a long article on the subject at Esquire, or her essay on “survivor guilt” in Lapham’s Quarterly.
Doors – 7:00 pm
Lecture- 7:30 pm
Buy tickets/get more info now