10a - Stigma Management Goffman (1968) suggested that there...

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Stigma Management Goffman (1968) suggested that there are two different types of deviant groups. The Discreditable : These are individuals or groups who’s deviant status is concealable. Most discreditables try to pass or avoid being identified. The Discredited : These are individuals or groups who have revealed their deviance or cannot hide their deviance. In both cases, the deviant individual must manage there deviance according to their type.
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Deviance Disavowal Goffman primarily viewed stigma as an acceptance of the identity given to them by society. The potential to be discredited causes them to react to the stigma by attempting to manage it. The act of trying to “pass” or “conceal” their deviance further enhances their isolation from society. This process of concealing or ignoring one’s own deviance is called “deviance disavowal”.
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Deviance Avowal These individuals or groups openly acknowledge their deviant status and try to balance their
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