Stigma and Western Culture

A Historical Approach
  • Howard M. Solomon
Part of the Perspectives in Social Psychology book series (PSPS)


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.


Western Culture Sexual Deviate Contemporary Historian Bodily Filth Christian Society 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1986

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