Stigma: a social, cultural and moral process.

  title={Stigma: a social, cultural and moral process.},
  author={A. Kleinman and Rachel Hall-Clifford},
  journal={Journal of epidemiology and community health},
  volume={63 6},
The concept of stigma has undergone important shifts in definition and characterisation since its initial articulation by Erving Goffman in the 1960s. Here, we contend that the study of stigma has focused too heavily on psychological approaches and has neglected to sufficiently incorporate understandings of stigma and stigmatised individuals as embedded in local moral contexts. What exactly is encompassed by the conceptual umbrella of stigma is far more than a compelling theoretical question… Expand

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