Stigmatization as a means for information massification


Elsukov A.I.

Belarus State University, Minsk, Belarus

ID of the Article: 5961


For citation:

Elsukov A.I. Stigmatization as a means for information massification. Sotsiologicheskie issledovaniya [Sociological Studies]. 2014. No 2. P. 3-10




Abstract

The notion of stigma is discussed both in traditional (stigma as a mark on one’s body indicating criminal past or other shameful property of the individual) and in its contemporary sense. Sources of stigma are mostly persons in one’s environment, and the stigma itself operates as a part of public opinion, A special sphere of stigmatized culture appearances is the realm of academic theoretical and ideological activities where the use is spread of various tags to mark specific rival theories, currents and methodological attitudes such as “agnosticism”, “organicism” or “irrationalism” etc.


Keywords
stigmatization; manifestation of social distinctness; ideological cliche
Content No 2, 2014