Social Stigma and Disadvantage: Current Themes and Future Prospects

J. Nicole Shelton, Jan Marie Alegre, Deborah Son

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Research on social stigma and disadvantage has flourished in the past two decades. The authors highlight the theoretical and methodological advancements that have been made, such as how experience sampling procedures and neuroscience have shed light on processes associated with social stigma. Finally, the authors discuss policy implications of historical and contemporary research on social stigma and disadvantage, as well as address ideas for future research that may be useful in creating policies and programs that promote social equality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)618-633
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Social Issues
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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