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A leading researcher on humiliation, Dr. Evelin Lindner, defines humiliation as "the enforced lowering of a person or group, a process of subjugation that damages or strips away their pride, honor or dignity."[2] Further, humiliation means to be placed, against ones will, in a situation where one is made to feel inferior.
Lindner's research on humiliation and the effect of humiliation on groups is related to her segmentation of human history into three phases of development and her categorization of the ideal types of human societies that can be found in these stages.
The difference between feeling humiliated or not in these cases may depend on the subjective framing of the situation by each person involved when violence is perceived as accidental and non-intentional, similar to natural disaster, it may not be felt as humiliation.
www.beyondintractability.org /m/Humiliation.jsp   (1921 words)

  Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies
Humiliation is when you are put down and feel hurt because you deem being put down as a violation.
In collectivist contexts of honor, for example, humiliation is defined and experienced in ways that often contrast the ways humiliation is defined and experienced in contexts that emphasize the dignity of the individual.
And since feelings of humiliation carry the potential of leading to grave consequences, Lindner calls them the "nuclear bomb of the emotions," the results may range from breakdown of social relations to terrorism.
www.humiliationstudies.org /whoweare/humiliationdefinition.php   (727 words)

 Public humiliation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Public humiliation was often used by local communities to punish minor and petty criminals before the age of large, modern prisons (imprisonment was long unusual as a punishment, rather a method of coercion).
In the modern age, judicial public humiliation punishment has largely died out, most importantly when it is outlawed as by the United States Constitution since public humiliation is today considered cruel and unusual punishment, which is banned by the UN Convention on Human Rights, but not precisely defined.
The humiliation is generally intensified if the victim is unclothed (either partially or completely) as the exposure leaves the victim feeling vulnerable and helpless.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Public_humiliation   (938 words)

 Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies
We are dedicated to ending humiliating practices and breaking cycles of humiliation throughout the world.
We believe that through this, space is opened for mutual respect and esteem to take root and grow.
We believe that a mindset of connection and a spirit of shared humility is necessary - and not a mindset of humiliation.
www.humiliationstudies.org   (106 words)

 The Politics of Humiliation
Humiliation is both a kind of action and a feeling the often accompanies the action and is always meant to accompany it.
In this way the politics of humiliation is a very real threat to civilization, which depends not so much on "security" as on the continued utilization and enrichment of the accumulated wisdom of science, law, history, and diplomacy.
The cure for a politics of humiliation is twofold: it requires both humility and respect—listening to critics and protesters instead of cursing dissident Iraqis and skeptical senators.
buffaloreport.com /2004/040630.garver.humiliation.html   (1627 words)

 CRInfo - Book Summary of Making Enemies: Humiliation and International Conflict by Evelin Lindner
Humiliation, she says, has the tendency to destroy everything in its path, making it "the nuclear bomb of emotions." Despite its central role in so much of human misery, surprisingly little research or writing has been devoted to this topic.
These cycles of humiliation are cycles "...of violation and vindication that both sides believe they are obliged to pursue." The parties feel "obliged to purse" the humiliation cycle because to withdraw from the cycle brings further humiliation.
Today humiliation and one,s response to it are extremely important to ensuring peace, but humiliation was not always prevalent in human discourse.
www.crinfo.org /booksummary/10661   (1580 words)

 Humiliation Story and School Spankings: Shyness
To be on the receiving end of school or maternal spankings or spankings from any other source, to suffer humiliating spankings or any other humiliation story, and to be the center of humiliating experience can generate or feed Shyness.
At a later stage, the child is spanked and begins to perceive a threat in the person and to develop the expectation of hostility.
Thus, it becomes evident that the causes of Shyness are complex and are part of the evolution of the "self." Any happening in the life of a person contributes to Shyness only if it is incorporated into the "self" as a concept with a negative sign.
www.social-anxiety-shyness-info.com /art/shyness/humiliation-story.htm   (1015 words)

 WorldChanging: Tools, Models and Ideas for Building a Bright Green Future: Dignity, Humiliation and Changing the World
What you're unlikely to see is the inclusion of "humiliation." Yet, as we've witnessed in Europe over the last week or so, the belief that one's dignity has been insulted in a way that implies that an individual or group is unworthy of respect can be a powerful catalyst for unrest, anger and violence.
Humiliation is an incredibly intense emotion, yet the differences between how different societies and cultures perceive it seem to be poorly understood -- and this lack of understanding can have tragic consequences.
Humiliation and anger are symptoms of a cultural divide that not only drives violence but also the most world-changing, peaceful revolutions in consciousness that this world has ever seen (eg.
www.worldchanging.com /archives/004104.html   (2052 words)

Humiliation means the enforced lowering of a person or group, a process of subjugation that damages or strips away their pride, honour or dignity.
The results of the research project on humiliation as related to genocide and war show that processes of humiliation are elementary, because genocide and war often occur when underlings try to replace their masters (and keep hierarchy intact), or attempt to rise to equality (and dismantle hierarchical structures) as described by human rights ideals.
In all cases feelings of humiliation may be expressed in terms of violence and destructive confrontation that compound an already difficult transition with avoidable secondary problems of violent cycles of humiliation and counter-humiliation.
www.peace.ca /humiliation.htm   (7133 words)

 Making Enemies — www.greenwood.com
She defines humiliation as "enforced lowering of a person or group, a process of subjugation that damages or strips away pride, honor or dignity." The analysis focuses on the humiliating effects of words and actions, and those related to incidents of violent conflicts.
In particular, the author concludes her very original work by arguing that in order to avoid the destructive effects of humiliation, it would be necessary to "marry globalization with egalization--equal dignity." The implication is that globalization, in its current form, is humiliating to many in the world.
She then presents chapters on the role of misunderstandings in fostering feelings of humiliation; the role of humiliation in international conflict; and the relationship of humiliation to terrorism and torture.
www.greenwood.com /catalog/C9109.aspx   (507 words)

 Intimidation and Humiliation
Jews were forced to wear yellow stars of David on their clothing, and certain park benches in Berlin's "Tiergarten" were painted yellow, for Jewish use only.
Religious Jews were often specifically targeted, with some men forced to scrub the streets or have their beards cut off in public.
List and describe incidents of intimidation or humiliation that have occurred in your school or neighbourhood.
www.chgs.umn.edu /Educational_Resources/Curriculum/Broken_Threads/Intimidation___Humiliation/intimidation___humiliation.html   (869 words)

 Humiliation habit haunts us. | TPMCafe
From a cynical perspective one could argue that using humiliating techniques or the threat thereof might help to break key individuals in private (or not), but public, collective humiliation galvanizes and inspires resistance to the death.
Humiliating the general rather than negotiating with him as a leader and as a father led to the loss of operational intelligence, endangered our troops, and strengthened the insurgency.
A powerful sense of humiliation is almost always cited as a key motivation by suicide bombers.
www.tpmcafe.com /story/2005/8/3/113910/2110   (407 words)

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www.youtube.com /?v=loa5H8fauZc   (120 words)

 Humiliation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Physical abuse is, in addition to the physical damage, also humiliating, as is intimidation.
Rape may, in addition to being humiliating, cause physical damage, including being infected by a sexually transmitted disease, and also the physical abuse of making an unwilling woman pregnant.
Most use of humiliation is not sexually motivated; many times seen in positions of authority (like parents) or as corrective in certain circumstances.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Humiliation   (392 words)

 More Humiliation Please   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Also, the opposition of dignity and humiliation marks an intellectual leap forward from yesteryear's cliche about hope and despair, so often deployed by news analysts to rationalize suicide bombing.
Still, one has to wonder whether humiliation is really such a terrible thing if the sight of a bedraggled and meek Saddam being manhandled by a US Army doctor brought Iraqis into the streets to honk their horns and fire their guns in the air.
Humiliation and powerlessness, like pride and empowerment, might be related, but they are distinct.
www.travelbrochuregraphics.com /extra/more_humiliation_please.htm   (1263 words)

 Share The Worlds Resources - Humiliation in a Globalizing World
In traditional hierarchical societies, aristocrats defended their honor against humiliation with the sword (in duels, or in duel-like wars, with increasingly more lethal weapons) while underlings (women and lowly men) had to humbly, subserviently and obediently accept being subjugated without invoking feelings of humiliation.
To the detriment of all of us, the feelings of humiliation that currently are holding hearts and mind around the world in their grip are not always honed into Gandhi/Mandela-like wisdom for constructive change.
In other words, attempts to humiliate "enemies" in order to humble them, typically end in proud and noncompliant defiance, on all sides, defiance that is then translated into cycles of humiliation and humiliation-for-humiliation instead of Mandela-like social transformation.
www.stwr.net /content/view/994/36   (4792 words)

 Domination by Humiliation
This collective feeling is driven by a sense that people remain helpless in affecting the most vital aspects of their lives, and it is exacerbated by pictures of Palestinian humiliation.
The defeat and occupation of Iraq are likely to exacerbate the sense of humiliation and to increase militancy in the region.
Unfortunately for us all, however satisfying that moment of humiliation may be for the dominator, it does nothing but fuel future antagonism within the dominated.
www.commondreams.org /views03/1217-10.htm   (711 words)

 Devotional - 96-12-23 - Christs' Humiliation
It is in the face of the humiliation of Christ, the humiliation of the manger, that Paul talks about our need for conformity to the example of our Lord.
The humiliation of Christ was simply the humanity of it.
Christs humiliation consists in the fact that He was born.
www.cfdevotionals.org /devpages/de961223.htm   (365 words)

 humiliation | English | Dictionary & Translation by Babylon   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Humiliation is literally the act of being made humble, or reduced in standing or prestige.
Humiliation is not in general a pleasant experience, as it reduces the ego.
an instance in which you are caused to lose your prestige or self-respect; "he had to undergo one humiliation after another" (synonym) mortification (hypernym) case, instance, example (derivation) humiliate, mortify, chagrin, humble, abase4.
www.babylon.com /definition/humiliation/?uil=English   (163 words)

 Jessica Stern: Beneath Bombast and Bombs, a Caldron of Humiliation
"I don't know if I ever got over the shame and humiliation of not being able to keep up with the other boys," he said, "or even with some of the girls." He said the first time he felt strong was when he was living in an armed compound surrounded by armed men.
That's why, he says, he encourages the youth of Islam to carry arms and defend their religion with pride and dignity rather than submit to the humiliation of globalization.
Holy wars take off when there is a large supply of young men who feel humiliated and deprived; when leaders emerge who know how to capitalize on those feelings; and when a segment of society is willing to fund them.
www.ksg.harvard.edu /news/opeds/2004/stern_terrorism_lat_060604.htm   (1180 words)

 History and Humiliation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Today militancy in the Middle East is fueled not by the military prospects of Iraq or any other state but by a pervasive sense of humiliation and helplessness in the region.
This collective feeling is driven by a sense that people remain helpless in affecting the most vital aspects of their lives, and it is exacerbated by pictures of Palestinian humiliation.
The defeat and occupation of Iraq are likely to exacerbate the sense of humiliation and to increase militancy in the region.
www.brook.edu /views/op-ed/telhami/20030328.htm   (949 words)

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