The Social Consequences of Facial Disfigurement: 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

The Social Consequences of Facial Disfigurement

1st Edition

By Michael J. Hughes


318 pages

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First published in 1998, this volume recognises that the face is important in human relationships and a facially impaired person is therefore disadvantaged. In this study the causes and social consequences of facial disfigurement are considered, the means whereby people adapt to revised appearance are explored, and an evaluation is made of professional help. Suggestions are given for improving the contribution of social work to rehabilitation.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Spoiled Identity. 1. The Sociology of Stigma. 2. An Anthropological View. 3. Professional Perspectives. 4. Voices of Experience. Part 2. Helping Disfigured People. 5. Mutual Help Groups. Part 3. An Empirical Enquiry. 6. Methodology. 7. The Experience of Illness and Treatment. 8. Survival. 9. One Year Later. 10. Testing the Hypotheses.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General