Cross-cultural perspectives on stigma

Cynthia Willis Esqueda

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


When I was asked to write a commentary chapter for the work by Stewart Schwab and Garth Glissman (Chapter 8 on Disability) and John Dovidio, Lisa Pagotto, and Michelle R. Hebl (Chapter 9, on Race), I was flummoxed. What could I contribute to the fine work of eminent scholars on the topic of stigma, particularly as it relates to discrimination and public policy? Chapter 8 focuses on the similarities and differences between disability definitions, discrimination, and legal protections and other forms of stigma, such as age, sex, and race definitions and discrimination. The review of the legal issues inherent in defining and responding to treatment, based on stigma, by Glissman, Schwab, and Willborn provides a foundation for future research on the psychological processes attending legal decision making on these issues.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDisability and Aging Discrimination
Subtitle of host publicationPerspectives in Law and Psychology
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)9781441962928
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology


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