Smoking Motivation in the Face of Stigmatization: A Bourdieusian Analysis of Impressions

  title={Smoking Motivation in the Face of Stigmatization: A Bourdieusian Analysis of Impressions},
  author={Olov Aronson and Daniel Bergh},
  journal={Stigma and Health},
Earlier research from Western countries has indicated that individuals with low socioeconomic status (SES) initiate tobacco smoking even though smoking is a stigmatized practice. We propose that theoretical developments of Bourdieu’s theories on capital can reveal a plausible mechanism that explains smoking motivation in the face of stigmatization, and we perform a double-blind randomized controlled experiment with the impressions of a smoking adolescent girl to test and elaborate on our… 

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