• Gina Grandy
  • S. Bruce Thomson
Part of the Palgrave Explorations in Workplace Stigma book series (PAEWS)


The previous chapters highlight the influence of stigmas in the workplace at three different levels—mirco/individual, meso/group-occupational, and macro/organizational. The chapters provide background, analysis, and a deeper holistic understanding of the application of stigma theory to the organizational environment. The authors illustrate in their analyses the complexity of stigmas. As we reflected on the contributions in this book, four themes resonated throughout the book—(1) no one reason for stigma or solution to it; (2) emotions, embodiment, and the material nature of stigmas; (3) transferability and removability of stigma; and (4) context-specific nature of stigmas. From each of these areas, unanswered questions remain, which in turn provide avenues for new research as it relates to stigma, work, and organizations. In this chapter we discuss each of these areas and hope that you are struck by something that triggers an interest for future pursuit.


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Authors and Affiliations

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

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