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stigmatize

(stĭg′mə-tīz′)
tr.v. stigma·tized, stigma·tizing, stigma·tizes
1. To characterize or brand as disgraceful or ignominious.
2. To mark with stigmata or a stigma.
3. To cause stigmata to appear on.

stig′ma·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
stig′ma·tiz′er n.
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By doing so, they stigmatize homophobic Asians for losing their cultural identity and "buying into" western thinking.
High exposure to users was also associated with lower levels of stigmatization towards users of that particular drug; therefore, the stigmatization of illegal drug users may be driven, in part, by lack of exposure to users, such that individuals who stigmatize are the ones who have not been exposed to users.
Within news coverage, framing elements such as overt metaphors, exemplars, depictions, and visual images can serve to stigmatize a disease (Gamson & Modigliani, 1989).
This made it easy to hold them personally responsible for their conduct and to stigmatize them as willful perverts.
Collective decisions to stigmatize some behaviors, such as smoking cigarettes and using illicit drugs, actually benefit public health, he points out.
Sort of [1964]), and Jacques Demy (Model Shop [1969]), Andersen is far more obsessed with movies that "get it wrong" than with ones that get it right, and he's willing to split infinitesimal hairs to show how films ignore, misrepresent, banalize, and stigmatize the city he loves.
It is also considered politically incorrect to use hurtful language against members of identifiable groups, and to stigmatize, exclude and alienate them.
These organizations have worried that a focus on psychological ills would stigmatize refugee groups and discourage host countries from letting them in, says Westermeyer, who treats refugees living in the Minneapolis area.
Although ritual combat was deemed a civilizing replacement for brawls and feuds, a larger cultural and political process emerged to stigmatize duels and other staged combats.
Evidence of higher crime rates among mentally retarded persons living independently should not be used to stigmatize this population as inherently delinquent, the researchers maintain.
It's about the use of homophobic behavior to stigmatize any man who doesn't meet gender stereotypes for masculinity," she said.