Overview

deviance disavowal


Related Overviews

 

'deviance disavowal' can also refer to...

 

More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Sociology

GO

Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A refusal, on the part of those who have been labelled deviant, to accept this characterization. The concept was originally developed with reference to so-called social deviants, such as the physically handicapped, who had a strong interest in attempting to minimize the stigma of deviance in order either to appear normal or to normalize their interactions and relationships with the able-bodied. It is now used more widely, notably within the labelling perspective, to apply to all forms of deviant behaviour.

Subjects: Sociology.


Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.