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‘It’s not that bad’: stigma, health, and place in a post-industrial community

Thomas, Gareth Martin ORCID: 2016. ‘It’s not that bad’: stigma, health, and place in a post-industrial community. Health & Place 38 , pp. 1-7. 10.1016/j.healthplace.2015.12.001

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This article highlights the importance of dissecting the complex relationship between stigma, health, and place. Drawing on qualitative research with young people in a post-industrial town in the UK, I explore how these young people reflect on their broad sense of health in a stigmatized community. I capture the multiple senses of place experienced by young people and how they come to imagine, negotiate, resist, and accommodate this stigmatization. I conclude by unpacking what implications place-based stigma has for policy as well as for studying young people's health and wellbeing

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Cardiff Institute of Society and Health (CISHE)
Social Sciences (Includes Criminology and Education)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Uncontrolled Keywords: Health; place; stigma; wellbeing; young people
Additional Information: Pdf uploaded in accordance with publisher's policy at (accessed 14/03/2016)
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 1353-8292
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: 1 December 2015
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2023 00:30

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