Remember high school? The many "cliques" Like jocks, popular kids, rich kids, bullies, etc? Well, this post was inspired by a recent post I did on the movie Revenge of the Nerds, one of my favorite movies might I add.
This word is basically also to do with the term social stigma, meaning that is it the severe disapproval of, or discontent with a person on the grounds of features that make them different from someone else.
There are 3 forms of it, recognized by Erving Goffman. The fact of mental illness, a physical form of deformity or association with a certain race, belief, religion, etc.
Social stigma can come up from attribute or perception of, right or wrong, mental illness, physical incapabilities, diseases such as leprosy, illegitimacy, sexual orientation, gender, skin tone, nationality, ethnicity, religion, or criminality.
Comes in 3 forms:
- External deformations, such as scars, physical symptoms of anorexia nervosa, or physical disability such as obesity. (I.e. muscular dystrophy, clubfoot, cleft lip or palate.)
- Personal traits, such as mental illness, drug addiction, alcoholism, criminal background. (I.e. homosexuality, imprisonment, suicidal attempts, mental disorders)
- Tribal stigmas, such as ethnic group, nationality, religion. (I.e being African American or of Arab descent living in the US after 9/11)
-The 2nd factor is this can be linked to stereotypes. 3rd, linking negative attributes to groups makes us go into thinking about "us" and "them."
-4th factor is discrimination. Many disadvantages here, and people in groups can basically be labeled, by factors such as income, education, housing status, medical treatment, health, mental health
In high school, cliques are everywhere! Every high school probably has the same ones:
-The Jocks, who think they rule the school, even though most of them are dumber than a post and couldn't pass a class to save their lives.
|Some of the preppy girls dressed like this|
|They would look like this, even the girls, sans the ripped clothing or leather clothing|
BTW, this is Motley Crue in case anyone is curious