Ostracism: the power of silence

Kipling D. Williams

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    Abstract

    "Ostracism is among the most powerful means of social influence. From schoolroom time-outs or the "silent treatment" from a family member or friend, to governmental acts of banishment or exile, ostracism is practiced in many contexts, by individuals and groups. This illuminating book provides a comprehensive examination of this pervasive phenomenon, exploring the short- and long-term consequences for targets as well as the functions served for those who exclude or ignore. Kipling D. Williams offers a new perspective on a crucial aspect of human experience. He also presents an exemplary model for programmatic and multimethod research."
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationNew York
    PublisherGuilford
    Number of pages282
    ISBN (Print)1572306890
    Publication statusPublished - 2001

    Publication series

    NameEmotions and social behavior
    PublisherGuilford

    Keywords

    • Social isolation

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