Stigma: notes on the management of spoiled identity
Stigma is an illuminating excursion into the situation of persons who are unable to conform to standards that society calls normal. Disqualified from full social acceptance, they are stigmatized individuals. Physically deformed people, ex-mental patients, drug addicts, prostitutes, or those ostracized for other reasons must constantly strive to adjust to their precarious social identities. Their image of themselves must daily confront and be affronted by the image which others reflect back to them.
Drawing extensively on autobiographies and case studies, sociologist Erving Goffman analyzes the stigmatized person's feelings about himself and his relationship to "normals" He explores the variety of strategies stigmatized individuals employ to deal with the rejection of others, and the complex sorts of information about themselves they project. In Stigma the interplay of alternatives the stigmatized individual must face every day is brilliantly examined by one of America's leading social analysts.
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Reading this book you have to bear in mind the time it was written in, and ignore some of the language use, and assumptions made about readership. However, the thoughts and theories put forward in ... Read full review
STIGMA AND SOCIAL IDENTITY
INFORMATION CONTROL AND PERSONAL IDENTITY
GROUP ALIGNMENT AND EGO IDENTITY
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