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Stigma

Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity

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New to Penguin Modern Classics, one of the most important works ever written on the problem of social stigma In this groundbreaking work, acclaimed sociologist Erving Goffman examines how society treats those who it considers abnormal. Forced to adjust their social identities from situation to situation, Goffman analyses the variety of strategies that stigmatised individuals deploy to deal with the rejection of others, as well as the complex image of themselves they subsequently project. Relying extensively on biography and the lived experience of those who have found themselves on the edges of society, Goffman lays out the ways in which stigma dramatically alters the way the person affected feels about themselves, and the ways in which it can often violently shatter their relationships with 'normal' people.

Product code: 9780241548011

ISBN 9780241548011
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS8
Series Penguin Modern Classics
No. Of Pages 160
Publisher Penguin Books Ltd
On Sale Date 05/05/2022