Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity

Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity by Erving Goffman 0671622447 9780671622442
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Stigmais 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 persons 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. InStigmathe interplay of alternatives the stigmatized individual must face every day is brilliantly examined by one of Americas leading social analysts.

Author: Erving Goffman

Language: English

Edition: 1st Touchstone Ed. 1986

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 168

Publisher: Touchstone

Publication Date: 1986-06-15


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