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Good but dated,
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This review is from: Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity: Notes on the Management of a Spoiled Identity (Paperback)
I found this book when I searched under Disability. I hadn't read many other books on the topic before, but I felt this one covered the issue of how everyone deals with 'the elephant in the room' in social situations. It considered how disabled and non-disabled people view the disability and what each thinks the other might think. So that was interesting. The book wasn't solely concerned with disability and also dealt with other stigmatised groups (criminals, for instance). But I did feel the language (the word 'cripple' came up several times) was a bit un-PC for the 21st century (I think the book was written in the early 1960s). And the attitude to homosexuality is also outmoded.