By Erving Goffman
I've been LEFT (UNNECESSARILY) significantly FACIALLY DISFIGURED through scientific INCOMPETENCE FOLLOWING united kingdom NHS surgical procedure IN JANUARY 2009, SO were looking for ANY valuable resource of data OR approach ahead.
I'D CATEGORISE THIS ebook AS important, yet OF an instructional instead of a pragmatic NATURE.
I'M additionally now not fairly partial to THE DISFIGURED AND DISABLED BEING LUMPED IN WITH CRIMINALS OR different SOCIETY OUTSIDERS LIKE PROSTITUTES. yet in spite of this, it's a examine OF SOCIAL STIGMA, AND THE perspectives for instance OF the kid OF A felony, SCORNED by way of HER university COLLEAGUES simply because THEIR mom and dad don't believe THAT they need to combine together with her, ARE after all correct.
IT HAS precious reviews concerning the ANNOYANCE FELT through humans LIKE ME whilst STRANGERS imagine THAT simply because we are DISFIGURED, they're ENTITLED TO INVADE OUR privateness, WITH THEIR NOSEYNESS AND PATRONISING reviews. and a few OF THE ANECDOTAL debts ARE undying, AND necessary.
BUT total IT includes NO important feedback FOR THE DISFIGURED, SO i would expense IT AS ACADEMICALLY attention-grabbing yet probably not OF sensible USE.
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Extra resources for Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity
Many other stigmas fall in between these two extremes regarding focus, being perceived to have a broad initial effect in many different areas of life. For example, a person with cerebral palsy may not only be seen as burdensome in face-to-face communication, but may also induce the feeling that he is questionable as a solitary task performer. The question of visibility, then, must be distinguished from some other issues : the knownabout-ness of the attribute, its obtrusiveness, and its perceived focus.
Yarrow, `Personality Development and Minority Group Membership', in M. Sklare, The Yews, New York, Free Press of Glencoe, 1960, pp. 468-70• ((52)) ing on moral career, first as immediate objective grounds for an actual turning point, and later (and easier to demonstrate) as a means of accounting for a position currently taken. One experience often selected for this latter purpose is that through which the newly stigmatized individual learns that full-fledged members of the group are quite like ordinary human beings : When I [a young girl turning to a life of vice and first meeting her madam] turned into Fourth Street my courage again failed me, and I was about to beat a retreat when Mamie came out of a restaurant across the street and warmly greeted me.
I was lying on the sand, and I guess the fellows and girls thought I was asleep. 68 In other cases, something closer to systematic exposure is involved, as a cerebral palsy victim suggests : With one extremely painful exception, as long as I was in the protective custody of family life or college schedules and lived with-out exercising my rights as an adult citizen, the forces of society were kindly and unruffling. It was after college, business school, and innumerable stretches as a volunteer worker on community projects that I was often bogged down by the medieval prejudices and superstitions of the business world.