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Title: Ostomates : diagnosis, surgery and rehabilitation : a symbolic interactionist perspective on an illustration of spoiled identity
Author: Nagler, Mark I.
Awarding Body: University of Stirling
Current Institution: University of Stirling
Date of Award: 1978
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From the introduction: This investigation examines from a symbolic interactionist perspective, a case of spoiled identity - a segment of the physically disabled who find themselves subject to ostomatic status. Spoiled identity evolves when a person has had, or believes that he has had, the characteristics which normally define his presence in day to day interaction compromised. In these situations, the person is perceived by himself and/or others as possessing characteristics which are often negatively defined. Spoiled identity, as defined by self or others, often serves to create barriers in interaction between the bearer of the spoiled identity and various members of society.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: Ostomates Rehabilitation ; Ostomates Care