Shaming is a form of social control found in every society.It is an informal mechanism that is found in traditional societies or small, personal groups. The power of shaming is related to a person's sense of self as reflected by his or her interpretation of the acts of others. Today, in the emerging environment of the global village, shaming has evolved from an expanded from a personal to a collective mechanism of influence and social control. In fact, what was once a mechanism of social control has become a potential for social change.
Bates, Rodger A. and LaBrecque, Bryan
"The Sociology of Shaming,"
The Journal of Public and Professional Sociology: Vol. 12
, Article 3.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.kennesaw.edu/jpps/vol12/iss1/3