Introduction to the special issue on structural stigma and health.

  title={Introduction to the special issue on structural stigma and health.},
  author={Mark L. Hatzenbuehler and Bruce G Link},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
Stimulated by the pioneering work of Goffman (1963), research into the causes and consequences of stigma has proliferated over the past five decades. Progress has been made in the construction of new concepts, measures, and methodological approaches that have illuminated how stigma works to the disadvantage of those targeted by it. The culmination of this intense scrutiny has created the capacity to more deeply understand this powerful human phenomenon, opening the possibility to address its… CONTINUE READING