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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Review: Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled IdentityUser Review - Dean Tsang - Goodreads
This book was really insightful into the workings of stigma and how it affects us in every day lives. The information in this wasn't too enlightening, but it all made sense, and unlike in those dense ... Read full review
Review: Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled IdentityUser Review - Mathias Minetti - Goodreads
I am amazed about the simplicity of this book, which is not the same as saying the book is without context. By having people with stigma talking Goffman seems to bring the definition of stigma into a ... Read full review
STIGMA AND SOCIAL IDENTITY
INFORMATION CONTROL AND PERSONAL IDENTITY
GROUP ALIGNMENT AND EGO IDENTITY
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