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Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity By Erving Goffman

Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity
by Erving Goffman

The dwarf, the disfigured, the blind man, the homosexual, the ex-mental patient and the member of a racial or religious minority all share one characteristic: they are all socially "abnormal". This a study of of the ways in which a stigmatized person can develop a more positive social identity.

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Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity Summary


The dwarf, the disfigured, the blind man, the homosexual, the ex-mental patient and the member of a racial or religious minority all share one characteristic: they are all socially "abnormal", and therefore in danger of being considered less then human. Whether ordinary people react by rejection, by over-hearty acceptance or by plain embarressment, their main concern is with such an individual's deviance, not with the whole of his personality. "Stigma" is a study of situations where normal and abnormal meet, and of the ways in which a stigmatized person can develop a more positive social and personal identity.

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GOR001583933
Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity
Erving Goffman
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
1990-05-14
176
0140124756
9780140124750
N/A
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