“Who Could Breathe Without Hope…” Shame and Shaming 4.0 During Covid-19 and Beyond

Elisabeth Vanderheiden, Claude Hélène Mayer

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The aim of this text is to develop specific theses on the interrelation between shame and shaming in the face of the corona pandemic. It refers to global and diverse cultural contexts and, from the perspective of Positive Psychology 2.0, pays particular attention to the efforts made by individuals and collectives to constructively manage and transform this crisis. As pointed out by different scholars during the previous year, the crisis evolved an immense physical, mental, emotional, social and economic challenge and has contemporarily massive legal socio-economic, cultural, political and humanitarial consequences.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShame 4.0
Subtitle of host publicationInvestigating an Emotion in Digital Worlds and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783030595272
ISBN (Print)9783030595265
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021


  • COVID-19
  • Culture
  • Design thinking
  • Digital learning
  • Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)
  • Loneliness
  • Marginalisation
  • Positive Psychology 2.0
  • Power
  • Racism
  • Shame 4.0
  • Shaming
  • Social and cultural finger pointing
  • Social exclusion
  • Social isolation
  • Working from home

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • General Social Sciences


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