Definition of Stigmatization
(noun) The marking, labeling or spoiling of an identity, which leads to ostracism, marginalization, discrimination, and abuse.
- American English – /stigmuh-tuh-zAY-shuhn/
- British English – /stigmuh-tie-zAY-shuhn/
International Phonetic Alphabet
- American English: /ˌstɪɡmətəˈzeɪʃən/
- British English: /ˌstɪgmətaɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/
- Plural: stigmatizations
- Also called social stigmatization.
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ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “stigmatization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved October 2, 2022 (https://sociologydictionary.org/stigmatization/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
stigmatization. (2014). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/stigmatization/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2014. “stigmatization.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed October 2, 2022. https://sociologydictionary.org/stigmatization/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“stigmatization.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2014. Web. 2 Oct. 2022. <https://sociologydictionary.org/stigmatization/>.