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So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
New from Riverhead Books, March 31, 2015
Acclaimed journalist Jon Ronson’s latest book, So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, posits the idea that, after 180 years of its universally being declaimed as a formalized method of punishment, public shaming is taking a major role in our culture, specifically as our lives play out on social media. Ronson looks at a handful of recent shamings—instances in which, for example, otherwise anonymous, everyday folks have become exposed and ridiculed at large for posts they’ve made on Twitter or Facebook.