Notes on Stigma Management - February 8 2013 Stigma...

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February 8, 2013 – Stigma ManagementI.Goffman’s Stigma Management a.Categories of deviantsa.i.Discreditable: hide their deviance a.ii.Discredited: can’t hide their deviance b.Discreditablesb.i.Passing: try to act like rest of society to hide deviance b.ii.Disidentifiers: props or actions used to fool people b.iii.Double lifeb.iv.Covering up: people who know about person’s life and helps cover it up c.Manage by disclosurec.i.Deviance disavowal: deviant person tells someone their deviant behavior and they act like they were never toldc.ii.Deviance avowal: deviant person trying to make it easier for the person they’re going to telld.Manage through Groups d.i.Expressive groups: group that provides support

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