First published in 1861, Humiliated and Insulted plunges the reader into a world of moral degradation, childhood trauma, unrequited love and irreconcilable relationships. At the centre of the story are a young struggling author, an orphaned teenager and a depraved aristocrat, who not only foreshadows the great figures of evil in Dostoevsky's later fiction, but is a powerful and original presence in his own right. This new translation catches the verve and tumult of the original, which - in concept and execution - affords a refreshingly unfamiliar glimpse of the author.
A new translation of a lesser-known work catches the verve and tumult of the original, which, in concept and execution, affords a refreshingly unfamiliar glimpse of the author. Oscar Wilde claimed that Humiliated and Insulted is "not at all inferior to the other great masterpieces," and Friedrich Nietzsche is said to have wept over it. Its construction is that of an intricate detective novel, and the reader is plunged into a world of moral degradation, childhood trauma, and, above all, unrequited love and irreconcilable relationships. Found at the center of the story are a young struggling author, an orphaned teenager, and a depraved aristocrat who not only foreshadows the great figures of evil in Dostoevsky's later fiction, but is a powerful and original presence in his own right. Includes photographs, a critical apparatus on Dostoevsky's life and works, an appendix on Humiliated and Insulted, anecdotes, critical perspectives, adaptations, and spin-offs.
A tension between the desire to be respected as an equal and the desire to distinguish oneself as a unique person lies at the heart of the modern social order. Everyone cares about recognition: no one wants to be treated with disrespect, insulted, humiliated, or simply ignored. This basic motivation drives the ‘politics of recognition’ which we see in those struggles for inclusion and equality in relation to gender, ethnicity, race and sexuality and which seek to affirm the public value of these particular identities. In this compelling new book Cillian McBride argues that the notion of recognition is not merely confined to these struggles, but has a long history, from ancient ethical ideals centred on the achievement of honour and glory, to Enlightenment ideals of human dignity and equality. He explores the politics of cultural rights and recognition, the conflict between dignity and esteem, the role of shame and stigma in systems of social control and punishment, the prospects for a just society in which everyone receives the recognition they deserve, and the way in which we come to be independent, self-determining persons through negotiating the networks of social recognition we inhabit. Recognition will be essential reading for students in philosophy and political theory, and any general readers interested in trying to understand and evaluate the role of recognition in the modern world.
Remy is struggling to balance her hectic career with her demanding family – and to top it all off, she has just humiliated herself on national TV! It's time for her to take stock of what is important and how far she will go to keep other people happy. Just what can she sacrifice before she loses herself and the real Remy that we know and love....? The last in a hilarious diary-style series about the trials and tribulations of a WAG.
After a series of events which have involved Arthur Dent being alternately blown up and insulted in more bizarre regions of the Galaxy than he ever dreamt existed, he finds himself stranded on Prehistoric Earth. Luckily, an eddy in the space-time continuum lands him, Ford Prefect and their flying sofa in the middle of the ground at Lord's two days before the world is due to end. It's just not cricket…
Grace Briggs is now the leader of the largest antigovernment secessionist group in the United States, having outmaneuvered both Federal law enforcement and an attempted takeover by white power stormtroopers. But troubles at home remain, and when a chance encounter with innocent civilians blows up into an ugly hostage situation, the privacy and integrity of Briggs Land is compromised. Meanwhile, Jim Briggs, humiliated at losing control of the family, seeks revenge.
Jane Eyre is orphaned, bullied and humiliated as a child, but her spirit is never broken. After leaving her harsh boarding school, she finds work as a governess and finally discovers the love that she has always longed for, with the dark and sardonic Mr Rochester. But Rochester has a monstrous secret, concealed in the attic of Thornfield Hall - a secret that threatens to tear them apart.
While research suggest that humiliation plays a central part in prolonging aggression and violence, especially in the context of identity-based conflicts, there are still many gaps in the literature. Little research has addressed whether different types of humiliating events might provoke different responses, such that some might be characterized by helplessness while others by prolonged anger and aggression, thus fueling long-term conflict. The present research examined whether reactions to humiliation involving collective-level identity characteristics (such as race, religion and nationality), as compared to personal-level ones, might produce more externally-focused angry and aggressive responses. The results of two studies showed that people humiliated regarding a collective-level identity characteristic were significantly more likely to place blame outside of themselves, while those humiliated regarding an individual-level characteristic were significantly more likely to blame themselves. People who blamed themselves were significantly more likely to feel ashamed, and one study suggested that they were also significantly more likely to feel depressed.
Physically Disabled people are familiar to every class, culture and society. The number of moderately and severely disabled persons was 250 to 300 million in 1990 (Helander, 1993). Stigma and discrimination against people with disabilities has always been a problem. Community Attitude had always been stigmatizing and discriminating towards disabled people. There are many negative attitude, cultural myths and superstitious beliefs towards Person with Disabilities in Pakistan. In Pakistan the disabled persons are generally insulted and rarely function as useful members of society. Most of the public places like shopping malls, railway stations, Hotels, and cinemas, educational institutions, in the country do not cater to the mobility and access needs of the physically disabled persons, ramps for wheel chairs are absent are the gradient is too steep for PWDs to use independently; public buses are not accessible to disabled persons.
Based on a true story from the Archbishop Desmond Tutu's childhood, Desmond and the Very Mean Word depicts an incident in a South African town. While proudly riding his new bicycle, young Desmond is rudely insulted by some neighbourhood boys – and at first he responds angrily. But he's troubled to find that retaliation brings him no relief, and he can't stop thinking about the mean things the boys said to him. With the aid of the kindly Father Trevor, Desmond arrives at a better understanding of his feelings and learns that true forgiveness comes from within – and arises when you choose to regard all people with compassion, whether or not they say they are sorry. A beautiful tale of forgiveness, as well as a lesson about how to handle bullying and angry feelings, this is a vibrantly illustrated, deeply warm-hearted story.
Apple is the opposite of her outspoken mother and gossipy, chatty best friends; she's always been the cool, calm, and collected one. But her life is about to spiral out of control. Apple's super-sized, secret crush on her friend Zen leads her into major trouble. And she's realizing it might not have been such a good idea to pose as her mother-the famous talk show host and self-help guru, Dr. Bee Berg-and send out fake advice emails to keep her (devastatingly beautiful) friend Happy away from Zen. Before she knows it, her best friend hates her, the whole school knows about her crush, and she is humiliated on national TV. How much more will it take for Apple to learn that taking advice is just as important as giving it?