‘It is surprising how much nonsense you hear’:How residents experience and react to living in a stigmatised place. A narrative synthesis of the qualitative evidence

Halliday, Emma and Brennan, Louise and Bambra, Clare and Popay, Jennie (2021) ‘It is surprising how much nonsense you hear’:How residents experience and react to living in a stigmatised place. A narrative synthesis of the qualitative evidence. Health and Place, 68. ISSN 1353-8292

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Abstract

There are significant geographical inequalities in health. Spatial stigma - negative representations of particular localities - could be an important mechanism through which place influences population health. To explore this, we undertook a narrative synthesis of studies reporting residents’ perspectives of living in stigmatised localities. Qualitative research (38 studies) was reviewed to identify how spatial stigma manifested in residents’ lives, their strategies to cope with stigma and the health consequences. The review found residents internalised stigma, but also resisted it differently. Although relatively few studies purposefully investigated health, living somewhere stigmatised had psychological effects and constrained life opportunities that have implications for health.

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Journal Article
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Health and Place
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151501
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Deposited On:
08 Feb 2021 14:40
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Yes
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Published
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27 Jul 2021 06:09