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

Stigma

Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity

Paperback Published: 14th May 1990
ISBN: 9780140124750
Number Of Pages: 176

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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.

ISBN: 9780140124750
ISBN-10: 0140124756
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 14th May 1990
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.8  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Number: 1