Stigma and Western Culture
Until recently, history has told the story of the winners. Within the last two decades, however, a new kind of social history has emerged. The stigmatized—beggars, criminals, homosexuals, heretics, and the mentally ill—have driven kings, generals, robber barons, and bishops from the traditional center of historiographic attention. Even though contemporary historians are now concerned with historically stigmatized groups, much of their research remains unknown to scholars in other disciplines.
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