Stigma : Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity, Paperback

Stigma : Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity Paperback



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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Society & culture: general
  • ISBN: 9780140124750



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