Similarly, sociologists tend to argue that to understand the feeling of shame and embarrassment, we need to look at who does the shaming, and who is shamed, not at how shame feels, which is what a psychologist might ask. Where are the boundaries? What is the role of shame in the relationship between two people?
In this project we will be exploring how different emotions play out in the personal assistance relationship: emotions like affection, pride, respect, dignity, resentment, anger. How do people express those emotions? How do people keep those emotions hidden? How do they help personal assistance go well, or go wrong?