Stigma-handling strategies in everyday life among women aged 20 to 30 with transversal upper limb reduction deficiency

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Stigma-handling strategies in everyday life among women aged 20 to 30 with transversal upper limb reduction deficiency

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dc.contributor.author Krantz, Oskar
dc.contributor.author Bolin, Kristian
dc.contributor.author Persson, Dennis
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-28T07:52:01Z
dc.date.available 2012-06-28T07:52:01Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.citation 209-226 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1501-7419 (Print), 1745-3011 (Online) en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/13875
dc.description.abstract This grounded theory study shows an adaptation of stigma-handling strategies to situations in everyday life by women aged 20 to 30 with dysmelia, i.e. transversal upper limb reduction deficiency (TULRD). Strategies are comprehensive patterns of action aimed at controlling information about one’s status as deviating from an ad hoc normality. Strategies consist of: (1) Attitude (proofing/being); (2) Tactic (concealing/revealing); (3) Exposure (volun-tary/imposed); and (4) Boost (amplifying/altering). A proofing or being attitude constitutes a contextual adaptation understood in terms of a concealing or revealing tactic, aiming at delay-ing or promoting exposure to contextual attitudes and possible prejudices. If exposure is de-layed, a person with dysmelia blends in. Exposure may be voluntary or imposed. After expo-sure, the relative importance of TULRD in the specific context may decrease, thus a boost of an amplification or altering of the attitude, i.e. boost is the interactional outcome enforcing the choice of strategy in another context. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis en_US
dc.subject body-image en_US
dc.subject congenital limb deficiency en_US
dc.subject dysmelia en_US
dc.subject gender en_US
dc.subject transversal upper limb reduction deficiency en_US
dc.subject.classification Humanities/Social Sciences en_US
dc.title Stigma-handling strategies in everyday life among women aged 20 to 30 with transversal upper limb reduction deficiency en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. Faculty of Health and Society en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15017410801900374 en_US
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication Scandinavian Journal of Disability Research;4
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 10 en_US
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