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Ordinary people doing extraordinary things: responses to stigmatization in comparative perspective
Abstract This special issue offers a first systematic qualitative cross-national exploration of how diverse minority groups respond to stigmatization in a wide variety of contexts. This research isExpand
Boundary at work: alternative medicine in biomedical settings.
The study explores the process of boundary demarcation within hospital settings by examining a new phenomenon in modern medicine: collaboration between alternative and biomedical practitionersExpand
Getting Respect
Getting Respect is a sociological tour de force that takes readers on a journey to three different continents to unpack the complexities of “ethnoracial exclusion,” described as stigmatization andExpand
Changing Boundaries: Modes of Coexistence of Alternative and Biomedicine
The authors used qualitative methods to analyze in-depth interviews in clinics and hospitals where alternative and biomedical practitioners work under the formal auspices of publicly sponsored biomedical organizations, showing an incursion by alternative practitioners into territories viewed until fairly recently as the exclusive domain of biomedicine. Expand
Entering the well-guarded fortress: alternative practitioners in hospital settings.
While small numbers of alternative practitioners were found to be practicing in a wide variety of hospital departments and in a broad spectrum of specialties, they were in no way accepted as regular staff members and their marginality was made clear by a variety of visible structural, symbolic and geographical cues. Expand
Repertoires of Trust: The Practice of Trust in a Multinational Organization amid Political Conflict
Sociologists and other social scientists have recently renewed their interest in the concept of trust. Multidisciplinary studies have identified social psychological, economic, and structuralExpand
Participatory destigmatization strategies among Palestinian citizens, Ethiopian Jews and Mizrahi Jews in Israel
Abstract This study examines how members of minority groups in Israel cope with stigmatization in everyday life. It focuses on working-class members of three minority groups: Palestinian Arabs orExpand
Sociology in the Garden: Beyond the Liberal Grammar of Contemporary Sociology
This article poses a simple question: why do marginalized Mizrahim, a group most likely to benefit from liberal justice and human rights, so vehemently and repeatedly reject the liberal message? ToExpand
Getting Respect: Responding to Stigma and Discrimination in the United States, Brazil, and Israel
Colloquially, getting respect is often seen as a two-way street; essentially, if you want respect, you have to offer it. But ‘respect’ is built off of sticky and hard to capture concepts, such asExpand
Between formal and enacted policy: changing the contours of boundaries.
Modifying the forms of boundary-work appears to be biomedicine's reactive strategy in the field to changing environmental and market demands, a strategy that allows biomedical discourse to absorb its competitor within its professional jurisdiction with no battle, while retaining absolute epistemological hegemony and Institutional Control. Expand