SOC 462 Sagarin Reading

SOC 462 Sagarin Reading - Sagarin - The Disabled as...

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63 of reading packet p. Stigma and Stigma Management Reveals values and unspoken rules of culture Believes that a study of the status of people with physical disabilities (PPDs) reveals culture and rules of everyday behavior At beginning of article, says that because the disabled are involuntary, their status is involuntary - hence, positivist, itiological (epidemiological), or sociogenic (social origins) work isn't useful Don't pose a threat or danger, as mentally ill or homosexuals are alleged to pose Sagarin does not consider that they are viewed as potentially slowing down societies or groups Works off of Goffman, who looks at stigma being applied against heterogeneity s Looks at PPDs challenging and posing a risk to the definition of what is a competent social member Basis is ambiguity of role s Can't figure out how much sympathy to give them, and how much they actually want s Problematic encounter formula s R.A. Scott - meso research on agencies for blind people, how they would
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