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Stigma by Erving Goffman
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Jul 13, 08

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I read this book while I was preparing a paper for a conference. The book helped me think about how people manage their stigma and their discreditable identities every day. Goffman breaks down the quotidian interactions between people who are trying to conceal, manage or control some aspect of their identity that discredits them. It is a short essay; very easy to get through and very insightful
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