Erving Goffman’s 1963 work Stigma: Notes On The Management Of Spoiled Identity, marked the most influential exploration of the concept. Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1963. Drawing on Erving Goffman, this article shows that states are not passive objects of socialization, but active agents. Erving Goffman, an American sociologist, is responsible for bringing the term and theory of stigma into the main social theoretical fold. Melvin L. DeFleur; Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity. Stigmatized states cope strategically with their stigma and may, in some cases, challenge and even transform a dominant moral discourse. The basic distinction Goffman makes towards understanding the literature on stigma (mostly qualitative) is that between virtual and social identity. ↑ Croteau JM Anderson MZ VanderWal BL (2008). I found it useful to cash out this distinction in phenomenological terms as follows. His definition, incorporating and refining the work of his predecessors, is “the situation of the individual who is disqualified from full social acceptance” under three distinct identity altering grounds (Goffman 1963: 9). ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Goffman, E (1963). Cloth, $4. Stigma; Notes On The Management Of Spoiled Identity @inproceedings{Goffman1963StigmaNO, title={Stigma; Notes On The Management Of Spoiled Identity}, author={E. Goffman}, year={1963} } E. Goffman; Published 1963; Psychology, Sociology; CONTENTS 1. ↑ Crocker J Major B Steele C in DT Gilbert ST Fiske G Lindzey (eds.) Stigma, Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall. By Erving Goffman. Goffman's Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity is one of the most artistic pieces of work. 2), Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill. Erring Goffman was born in Manville, Alberta (Canada) in 1922. Stigma and Social Identity Preliminary Conceptions The Own and the Wise Moral Career 2. A typology of stigma management strategies is presented: In his work, Goffman presented the fundamentals of stigma as a social theory, including his interpretation of "stigma" as a means of spoiling identity. Models of workplace sexual identity disclosure and management: Reviewing and extending concepts. He was professor of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley until 1968, and thereafter was Benjamin Franklin Professor of Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. (1998). "Social stigma" Handbook of social psychology (4th ed., Vol. Goffman's work on Stigmas definitely deserves appreciation. He came to the United States in 1945, and in 1953 received his Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Chicago. 147 pp. Information Control and Personal Identity The … Goffman's choice of the epistolary style (an epistle from one "desperate" to one "Lonelyhearts") to introduce his work is compelling and entertaining.