Hung Out to Dry

Martha K. Hugginsv, Mika Haritos-Fatouros and Philip G. Zimbardo

in Violence Workers

Published by University of California Press

Published in print November 2002 | ISBN: 9780520234468
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520928916 | DOI:
Hung Out to Dry

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This chapter examines one result of carrying out sustained occupational violence: burnout and the personal, social, and occupational factors related to it. It investigates the consequences when occupational accomplishments and the positive self-definitions attached to them are challenged by changes in social and political conditions. The chapter discusses job burnout and torture burnout, and describes the common characteristics of violence workers who showed no sign of burnout.

Keywords: occupational violence; burnout; occupational accomplishments; positive self-definitions; violence workers

Chapter.  7889 words. 

Subjects: Anthropology

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