Stigmas, Work and Organizations

  • S. Bruce Thomson
  • Gina Grandy

Part of the Palgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma book series (PAEWS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. S. Bruce Thomson, Gina Grandy
    Pages 1-8
  3. Stigma at the Individual/Micro Level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Lisa Watson, Tatiana Levit, Anne Lavack
      Pages 11-34
    3. Raymond N. C. Trau, You-Ta Chuang, Shaun Pichler, Angeline Lim, Ying Wang, Beni Halvorsen
      Pages 71-98
  4. Stigma at the Occupational/Meso Level

  5. Stigma at the Organization/Macro Level

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. S. Bruce Thomson
      Pages 187-206
    3. S. Bruce Thomson, Chris Nyland, Helen Forbes Mewett
      Pages 207-228
    4. Gina Grandy, S. Bruce Thomson
      Pages 229-239
  6. S. Bruce Thomson, Gina Grandy
    Pages E1-E2
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 241-246

About this book


This book brings together current research on stigma, stigma management, and stigma theory as applied to business and management at the micro, meso, and macro levels. It provides a comprehensive perspective of the literature on stigmas and is relevant to those working in organizational behavior, human resource management, and management studies more broadly.  The book includes chapters covering topics at the individual level (e.g., religious belief, illness, obesity, and sexual preference), occupational level (e.g., healthcare workers, garbage collectors, butchers, medical doctors), and organizational level (e.g., organizational image, multinational organizations). It offers readers a truly international perspective on this growing area of study.


Organizational Studies Stigma Theory Sociology HRM HRD LGBT Irving Goffman obesity chronic illness disability morally dirty work emotional taint organizational stigma MNCs multinational corporations

Editors and affiliations

  • S. Bruce Thomson
    • 1
  • Gina Grandy
    • 2
  1. 1.MacEwan UniversityEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.University of ReginaReginaCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Business and Management
  • Print ISBN 978-1-137-57571-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-56476-4
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