Blog #2: Goffman and Stigma

Stigmatized people are those that do not have full social acceptance and are constantly striving to adjust their social identities like for example the  physically deformed people or a mental illness.

Goffman and the three type of stigma

Stigma Responses – They can also use their stigma as an excuse for their lack of success  or they can use it to criticize the normals

Stigma Symbols – people often use symbols as misidentifies in order to try to pass to become normal

Rules for Handling Normals – the normal who are accepted by the stigmatized


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