Stigma : how we treat outsiders / Gerhard Falk

Author(s): Falk, Gerhard, 1924-
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Subjects: Stigma (Social psychology)
Marginality, Social
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 2001
LC Classification: H, HM
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments 7
Preface 9
Introduction 11
Pt. 1. Social Psychology in Everyday Life
1. The Production of Stigma 17
Pt. 2. Existential Stigma
2. Mental Illness: The Ultimate Stigma 39
3. Sexual Identity as Stigma: Homosexuals as "Deviants" 62
4. Obesity: Appearance as Stigma in a Rich Society 85
5. The Mentally Retarded or Developmentally Handicapped: Living with Stigma 108
6. Punishment without Crime: The Stigma of Being Old 129
7. Ex Malis Eligere Minima: Choosing the Single Life 151
8. The Stigma of Race: Native Americans - Strangers in Their Own Land 173
Pt. 3. Achieved Stigma
9. Resentment Against Achievement: Stigmatizing Competence 197
10. The Alien Among Us: The Stigma of Immigration 219
11. "On the Streets": The Stigma of Homelessness 242
12. Prostitutes: Stigma, Exploitation, and Contempt 265
13. Alcoholics and Other Addicts: The Drug Culture Rejects Its Own 288
14. The Mark of Cain: Criminals, Convicts, and Offenders 311
15. "Logos," The Meaning of Stigma and Stigmatization 333
Bibliography 341
Glossary 363
Index 367
Notes: LCCN: 2001019035
ISBN: 1573928801 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 341-361) and index
Contents: The production of stigma -- Mental illness: the ultimate stigma -- Sexual identity as stigma: homosexuals as "deviants" -- Obesity: appearance as stigma in a rich society -- The mentally retarded or developmentally handicapped: living with stigma -- Punishment without crime: the stigma of being old -- Ex malis eligere minima: choosing the single life -- The stigma of race: Native Americans, strangers in their own land -- Resentment against achievement: stigmatizing competence -- The alien among us: the stigma of immigration -- "On the streets": the stigma of homelessness -- Prostitutes: stigma, exploitation, and contempt -- Alcoholics and other addicts: the drug culture rejects its own -- The mark of Cain: criminals, convicts, and offenders -- "Logos," the meaning of stigma and stigmatization
Physical Description: 376 p. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 45958020
ISBN/ISSN: 1573928801

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