Stigmas can be devastating, but the consequences depend in part on how people react to stigmatizers’ barbs. How do people weave a story to explain a stigmatizing condition? The strategy of storytelling is noticeably absent from the stigma literature. This project will explore the narratives stigmatized people craft to cope with their stigma.
Ann M. Mirabito, Baylor University.
Natalie Ross Adkins, Drake University.
Elizabeth Crosby, University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
Jane Machin, Diana R. Garland School of Social Work, Baylor University.
Elizabeth R. McIngvale, Drake University.
Justine Rapp, University of San Diego.Details