Stigma and exclusion in cross-cultural contexts

Pohlman, Annie, Rojas-Lizana, Sol and Jamarani, Maryam (2014) Stigma and exclusion in cross-cultural contexts. Portal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies, 11 1: 1-7. doi:10.5130/portal.v11i1.3749

Author Pohlman, Annie
Rojas-Lizana, Sol
Jamarani, Maryam
Title Stigma and exclusion in cross-cultural contexts
Journal name Portal: Journal of Multidisciplinary International Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1449-2490
Publication date 2014-01
Sub-type Editorial
DOI 10.5130/portal.v11i1.3749
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 11
Issue 1
Start page 1
End page 7
Total pages 7
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Publisher University of Technology, Sydney, Institute for International Studies
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Discriminatory and marginalising discourses affect the cultural and social realities of people in all human societies. Across time and place, these discourses manifest in numerous tangible and intangible ways, creating stigma and forms of exclusion by means particular to their cultural, historical, political and social contexts. These discourses also manifest in varying degrees of harm; from verbal abuse and behavioural forms of exclusion, to physical abuse and neglect, and exclusionary practices at institutional, legal and regulatory levels. Such forms of stigma cause direct physical and mental harm and other forms of persecution.

The papers in this special issue arise from a one-day symposium held at the University of Queensland in February 2013. The symposium, ‘Stigma and Exclusion in Cross-Cultural Contexts’, brought together researchers and community-based practitioners from across Australia and overseas to explore marginalization, discriminatory discourses and stigma in a wide range of historical and cross-cultural settings. By critically engaging with experiences of social, political and cultural exclusion and marginalisation in different contexts, we aimed to elucidate how discourses of stigma are created, contested and negotiated in cross-cultural settings. We also aimed to explore stigmatisation in its lived realities: as discourses of exclusion; as the fleshy reality of discrimination in social worlds; as part of the life narratives of individuals and groups; and as discourses of agency and counter-discourses in responding to stigma.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Editorial
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Created: Wed, 24 Sep 2014, 03:26:05 EST by Dr Sol Rojas-lizana on behalf of School of Languages and Cultures