Destigmatizing the stigma of self in Garfinkel's and Goffman's accounts of normal appearances

Accounts of normal appearances in Goffman's Stigma and Garfinkel's "Passing and the Managed Achievement of Sex Status in an Intersexed Person" are compared. It is found that in these two classic interactionist texts the formulation of stigma requires the production of normal appearances that occlude interactants' selves. In effect, selves are stigmatized. The essay reads Goffman and Garfinkel in terms of each other, and in certain emergent paradoxes rediscovers the missing (stigmatized) selves.
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DOI 10.1177/004839319402400101
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Andrew Travers (1995). The Identification of Self. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour 25 (3):303–340.

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