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Special Issue "Identity, Stigma, and Social Reaction"
A special issue of Societies (ISSN 2075-4698).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 July 2019).
A great deal of theoretical and empirical work has examined the relationship between identity, social reaction, and stigma. Symbolic Interaction, labeling, and identity perspectives identify how social reaction can perpetuate stigma and stereotypes. Furthermore, these perspectives describe the process of identity transformation and how subsequent behavior is influenced. Essentially, to understand social behavior, one must understand the relationships between social interaction, identity, and stigma.
This Special Issue intends to advance current discussions on identity, stigma, and social reactions; it welcomes contributions that expand our understanding at all levels of analysis of: 1) formal labeling and subsequent criminal offending, 2) the relationships between social interactions and stigma, 3) identity formation and transformation, 4) official labeling and criminalization of deviant behavior, or 5) methodological issues related to the study of symbolic interactionism, labeling theory, and other identity perspectives. The intersectional and interdisciplinary nature of studying identity, social interaction, stigma, and social behavior demands that papers from all relevant behavioral and social sciences be welcomed. Likewise, all theoretical, epistemological, and methodological approaches are welcomed.
Dr. Daniel R. Kavish
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Societies is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
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- labeling theory
- symbolic interactionism
- social reaction
- deviant behavior