Title: Kleveta jako prostředek sociální kontroly
Other Titles: Gossip as a Means of Social Control
Authors: Soukalová, Kateřina
Citation: AntropoWebzin. 2015, č. 1-2, s. 19-29.
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: AntropoWeb
Document type: článek
URI: http://www.antropoweb.cz/media/document/antropowebzin_1_2_2015-v2.pdf
ISSN: 1801–8807
Keywords: kleveta;běžný hovor;sociální kontrola;komunikace
Keywords in different language: gossip;small talk;social control;communication
Abstract in different language: The paper presents gossip as a means of social control. It shows that gossip as informal social control is used mainly to maintain a group’s norms and values. It highlights the importance of the preventive character of gossip, because the possible existence of gossip affects an individual’s perception of their reputation. The mere fact that an individual can be an object of gossip or public opinion and thereby be identifi ed as a violator of standards, values or norms, has a great infl uence on their future social participation and reputation in that group. Within the context of social control, the manuscript presents several theories regarding gossip – the theory of the evolutionary origin of gossip, the theory of gossip as a factor which reinforces social values and norms, the theory of gossip as a means for purely selfi sh personal gain, and fi nally the theory of pro-social gossip and gossip as a form of punishment. It also describes the fundamental functions of gossip and the reasons for its spread, and thereby highlights its societal importance.
Rights: AntropoWebzin vychází pod licencí Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
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