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by Erving Goffman


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These the second Erving Goffman book that I've read this year (the other being "Asylums", please see .

I work as a criminal defense attorney and I read "Asylums" in an effort to gain perspective on the attitudes of institutionalized persons (. I was suprised by how brilliant "Asylums" was, so I picked up "Stigma". I was similarily impressed with Stigma.

Stigma is an illuminating excursion into the situation of persons who are unable to conform to standards that society calls normal

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. 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.

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From the author of The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, Stigma is analyzes a person’s feelings about himself and his relationship to people whom society calls normal. Stigma is an illuminating excursion into the situation of persons who are unable to conform to standards that society calls normal. 41. Dear Miss LonelyheartsI am sixteen years old now and I dont know what to do and would. appreciate it if you could tell me what to do.

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I Have been left (unnecessarily) severely facially disfigured by medical incompetence following UK NHS surgery in january 2009, so have been trying to find any useful source of information or way forward. I'D categorise this book as useful, but of an academic rather than a practical nature. I'M also not particularly keen on the disfigured and disabled being lumped in with criminals or other society outsiders like prostitutes.

Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity is a book written by sociologist Erving Goffman in 1963 . Physical stigma refers to physical deformities of the body, while stigma of group identity is a stigma that comes from being of a particular race, nation, religion, etc.

Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity is a book written by sociologist Erving Goffman in 1963 about the idea of stigma and what it is like to be a stigmatized person. It is a look into the world of people considered abnormal by society. These stigmas are transmitted through lineages and contaminate all members of a family. What all of these types of stigma have in common is that they each have the same sociological features

Stigma (Social psychology), Identity (Psychology), Social Isolation, Self Concept, Social Identification, Interpersonal Relations, Stigmatisering (sociale wetenschappen), Identiteit. New York : Simon & Schuster. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by DeannaFlegal on April 23, 2009. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).

The area of stigma management, then, might be seen as something that pertains mainly to public life, to contact between strangers or mere acquaintances, to one end of a continuum whose other pole is intimacy. Page 51. Thus, whether we interact with strangers or intimates, we will find that the finger tips of society have reached bluntly into the contact, even here putting us in our place.

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.

Comments: (7)

Mave
I'm only giving 4 stars because the theoretical material of the book is awesome, but the quality of the actual material the book is made from is terrible. The book is very flimsy. The print on the back is huge. It feels like a knock off. I am glad to have the book, but if I could go back in time I would wait to find a better copy that would last as this is something I plan to keep reading and have on my bookshelf the rest of my life.
Cerana
Rather old but unique book. Not particularly entertaining and not that much that's startling or fascinating, but if the subject interests you, you'll probably find it worth reading. If you or a loved one have a stigma because of crime, homosexuality, physical deformity or a handicap, or even race, as I do, you may find it of more interest than it would be to a general reader; there are some useful thoughts here. If you don't, I wouldn't recommend it.
JoJosho
Erving Goffman was a brilliant sociologist. His true gifts were analysis, organization, and analogy. In his landmark signature work, The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, he drew parallels between social behavior and theatrical performance. In Stigma, he examines what it means to be “different” from “normal” society and how both “normals” and the stigmatized behave at those times when they are thrown together. There are different kinds of stigmas. Some, such as homosexuality or being an ex-inmate, are often invisible, but others, like facial disfigurement or being of a minority race are often the first things anyone notices about the person. Both the stigmatized and the normals try different strategies. Sometimes the stigmatized are able to “pass” for normal by controlling information about themselves, thus becoming “discreditable” instead of “discredited.” But in those cases where the stigma is obvious, they can resort to cynicism, or to playing a role that caricatures his more stereotypical fellow stigmatized. The normals also try different strategies to mask their discomfort. Goffman examines the strategies employed, and which strategies are most effective. I would very much recommend this book to teachers or anyone else who deals with people in social situations. Five stars.
Doulkree
These the second Erving Goffman book that I've read this year (the other being "Asylums", please see my review on Amazon.com if interested).
I work as a criminal defense attorney and I read "Asylums" in an effort to gain perspective on the attitudes of institutionalized persons (i.e. convicts). I was suprised by how brilliant "Asylums" was, so I picked up "Stigma". I was similarily impressed with Stigma.
Where "Asylums" dealt with the relationship of individuals and institutions, "Stigma" deals more with inter personal relationships. The role of instituions in forming identity is noted in footnotes throughout, but the primary focus is in discussing the relationship between identity and stigma.
Goffman, of course, defines the dickens out of his concepts. If you gain nothing else from this book, you will have a thorough understanding of what it means to have a "stigma". The heart of the book consists of Goffman defining a five phase process which individuals with stigma go through. First you learn what it is to be "normal". Then you learn you're not "normal". Then you learn to control disclosure of information about your stigma, then you learn to "pass" as someone without a stigma and then you learn how to "voluntarily disclose" your stigma.
I don't have a degree in sociology, so I'm not sure about the theoretical backgrounding of this approach, but it made sense to me.
The best part of this book was the end, where Goffman argues (persuaively, I thought) that even "Normal" people have to deal with some sort of stigma at some time in their life. In that way, by studying people with stigma we study the interactions of "normals" with each other. So really there's no difference, just a continuum of stigma, ranging from those who are always suffering frm stigma, to those who rarely ever have to deal with it.
I thought that was an interesting insight. I recommend this book highly, and I look forward to reading his classic: "The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life."
Bukelv
It was very helpful. It allowed me to understand how stigma was related to the research I was doing in a class that I had to create a research study. Since stigma was my focus, the information Goffman presented expend my knowledge and understanding of stigmas effects on people. I am very pleased that the professor recommend Stigma.
Galanjov
His seminal work on stigma is relevant all these years later!
The Sinners from Mitar
Item as described and shipped quickly. Thrift Books has been very dependable.
Excellent views for stigma and creating strengths
Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity download epub
Psychology & Counseling
Author: Erving Goffman
ISBN: 0140124756
Category: Health, Fitness & Dieting
Subcategory: Psychology & Counseling
Language: English
Publisher: Penguin Books, Limited (UK); New Ed edition (May 14, 1990)
Pages: 176 pages