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Unformatted text preview: • Discredited identity • Strained interaction • Always "on" 2 Paths for the Stigmatized 1. Resistance-non shaming of one's identity o the homosexual subculture 2. Internalization o W. I. Thomas- Definition of the situation and self-fulfilling prophecy Physical Characteristics as a form of Deviance Two ways of categorization: 1. Social Valuation -public opinion- "Is having a tattoo good or bad?" 2. Acquisition of Trait-Was the trait acquired Involuntarily -Is it innate ? OR Was the trait acquired Voluntarily - An addict's HIV. o Distinguish between the "cause" of a condition, and the "blame" directed at the possessor --blame accentuates the deviance. 3. Timing of aquisition of stigma and impact on "moral career."...
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10