What is it in human nature that leads us to label some as insiders and stigmatize others as outsiders? Sociologist Gerhard Falk examines the social psychology that motivates this process of exclusion, focusing on the outcasts in contemporary American society and comparing current experience with examples from the past. Falk reviews the whole range of stigmatized people from the mentally ill to ordinary people with unpopular occupations, like undertakers. Amid the wide diversity of stigmatized persons, he finds two basic ...

Stigma 2001, Prometheus Books

ISBN-13: 9781573928809

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