Summary: Packed with the most recent and relevant articles in the field, CONSTRUCTIONS OF DEVIANCE: SOCIAL POWER, CONTEXT, AND INTERACTION, Sixth Edition, shows you how to apply the concepts and theories of deviance to the world around you. The text's current, comprehensive coverage includes both theoretical analyses and ethnographic illustrations of how deviance is socially constructed, organized, and managed. Seasoned authors and award-winning professors, Patricia Adler and Peter Adler cove
r a wide variety of deviant acts--challenging you to see the diversity and pervasiveness of deviance in society. The text presents deviance as a component of society and examines the construction of deviance in terms of differential social power. Its unique ''interactionist'' or ''constructionist'' perspective on deviance explores the processes in society that create deviance. Ethnographic in character, the authors' intriguing selected studies focus on the experiences of deviants, the deviant-making process, and the ways in which people labeled as deviant in society react to that label. The balanced selection of readings is timely and engaging, while in-depth introduction, explanation of theory, and discussion questions after each reading guide you through the fascinating material.
Summary: Packed with the most recent and relevant articles in the field, CONSTRUCTIONS OF DEVIANCE: SOCIAL POWER, CONTEXT, AND INTERACTION, Sixth Edition, shows you how to apply the concepts and theories of deviance to the world around you. The text's current, comprehensive coverage includes both theoretical analyses and ethnographic illustrations of how deviance is socially constructed, organized, and managed. Seasoned authors and award-winning professors, Patricia Adler and Peter Adler cover a wide variety of deviant acts--challenging you to see the diversity and pervasiveness of deviance in society. The text presents deviance as a component of society and examines the construction of deviance in terms of differential social power. Its unique ''interactionist'' or ''constructionist'' perspective on deviance explores the processes in society that create deviance. Ethnographic in character, the authors' intriguing selected studies focus on the experiences of deviants, the deviant-making process, and the ways in which people labeled as deviant in society react to that label. The balanced selection of readings is timely and engaging, while in-depth introduction, explanation of theory, and discussion questions after each reading guide you through the fascinating material. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:6TH 09 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Wadsworth, Inc Published: 01/02/2008 International: No
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Preface. General Introduction.
Part I: DEFINING DEVIANCE. 1. Kai T. Erikson, "On the Sociology of Deviance." 2. Alex Heckert and Druann Maria Heckert, "An Integrated Typology of Deviance Applied to Ten Middle-Class Norms." Three Perspectives. 3. Howard S. Becker, "Relativism: Labeling Theory." 4. Barbara J. Costello, "Against Relativism: A Harm-Based Conception of Deviance." 5. Richard Quinney, "Social Power: Conflict Theory of Crime."
Part II: THEORIES OF DEVIANCE. 6. Emile Durkheim, Functionalism: The Normal and the Pathological." 7. Robert Agnew, "Strain Theory." 8. Edwin H. Sutherland and Donald R. Cressey, "Differential Association." 9. Travis Hirschi, "Control Theory." 10. Meda Chesney-Lind, "Feminist Theory." 11. Joel Best, "The Constructionist Stance."
Part III: STUDYING DEVIANCE. 12. Douglas J. Besharov with Lisa A. Laumann-Billings, "Child Abuse Reporting." 13. Edward O. Laumann, John H. Gagnon, Robert T. Michael, and Stuart Michaels, "Survey of Sexual Behavior of Americans." 14. Patricia A. Adler, "Researching Dealers and Smugglers."
Part IV: CONSTRUCTING DEVIANCE. Moral Entrepreneurs: Campaigning. 15. Craig Reinarman, "The Social Construction of Drug Scares." 16. Justin L. Tuggle and Malcolm D. Holmes, "Blowing Smoke: Status Politics and the Smoking Ban." 17. Roberto Hugh Potter and Lyndy A. Potter, "The Cyberporn and Sexual Predator Moral Panic." Differential Social Power: Labeling. 18. Elijah Anderson, "The Police and the Black Male." 19. Elaine M. Blinde and Diane E. Taub, "Homophobia and Women''s Sport." 20. Devah Pager, "The Mark of a Criminal Record." Differential Social Power: Resisting Labeling. 21. William J. Chambliss, "The Saints and the Roughnecks." 22. John Liederbach, "Doctors'' Autonomy and Power."
Part V: DEVIANT IDENTITY. Identity Development. 23. Douglas Degher and Gerald Hughes, "The Adoption and Management of a ''Fat'' Identity." 24. Martin S. Weinberg, Colin J. Williams, and Douglas W. Pryor, "Becoming Bisexual." 25. Penelope A. McLorg and Diane E. Taub, "Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia." Accounts. 26. Diana Scully and Joseph Marolla, "Convicted Rapists'' Vocabulary of Motive." 27. Paul Cromwell and Quint Thurman, "The Devil Made Me Do It: Use of Neutralizations by Shoplifters." Stigma Management. 28. Deborah Thorne and Leon Anderson, "Managing the Stigma of Personal Bankruptcy." 29. Michelle Bemiller, "Men Who Cheer." 30. Anne R. Roschelle and Peter Kaufman, "Fitting In and Fighting Back: Homeless Kids'' Stigma Management Strategies." 31. Daniel D. Martin, "Collective Stigma Management and Shame: Avowal, Management, and Contestation."
Part VI: THE SOCIAL ORGANIZATION OF DEVIANCE. Loners. 32. Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler, "Self-Injurers." Subcultures. 33. Michelle Gourley, "Recreational Ecstasy Users." Countercultures. 34. Kathryn J. Fox, "Real Punks and Pretenders: The Social Organization of a Counterculture." Gangs. 35. Jody Miller, "Gender and Victimization Risk Among Young Women in Gangs." Formal Organizations. 36. Robert J. Rush, Jr. and Frank R. Scarpitti, "Russian Organized Crime in America." State-Corporate Crime. 37. Dawn Rothe, "War Profiteering: Iraq and Halliburton."
Part VII: STRUCTURE OF THE DEVIANT ACT. Individual. 38. Brent Turvey, "Autoerotic Sexual Asphyxia." Cooperation. 39. Denise Bullock, "Lesbian Cruising." 40. Lisa Pasko, "Naked Power: Stripping as a Confidence Game." Conflict. 41. Elizabeth A. Armstrong, Laura Hamilton, and Brian Sweeney, "Sexual Assault on Campus." 42. Adam Trahan, James W. Marquart, and Janet Mullings, "Fraud and the American Dream: The Ponzi Scheme."
Part VIII: DEVIANT CAREERS. Entering Deviance. 43. Richard T. Wright and Scott H. Decker, "Deciding to Commit a Burglary." Being Deviant. 44. Curtis Jackson-Jacobs, "Hard Drugs in a Soft Context: Managing Crack Use on a College Campus." Career Stages. 45. Celia Williamson and Terry Cluse-Tolar, "Pimp-Controlled Prostitution." Exiting Deviance. 46. Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler, "Shifts and Oscillations
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