The idea that deviance results from the meanings and labels that people give to our actions.
A highly negative label that signifies the status of a deviant outsider, having profound effects on self-image, identity, and worldview.
Labeling back into the past in response to deviant behavior in the present.
Labeling into the future in response to deviant behavior in the present.
The transformation of deviance from labels of good and bad to labels of sick and well.
Famous sociologist who contributed to developing the symbolic-interaction perspective and gave us the idea of social "stigma."