Social Deviance

Social Deviance : Readings in Theory and Research

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For undergraduate courses in Deviance, Social Deviance, and Deviance and Society. This collection of classic and contemporary readings in social deviance provides a balanced overview of theories, concepts and research. It can serve as either a stand-alone reader or a supplement to a major text. *NEW- Replaced dated or less relevant material with 4 new articles. *NEW- Modified section presenting theoretical perspectives with the addition of new pieces representing developments in both feminist scholarship and the labeling perspective. *NEW- Added new readings on professional misconduct by psychotherapists and on statutory rape. *Introductions to each major section- Summarizes the readings and places them into larger theoretical and substantive contexts. *Specific deviant behaviors examined- Also the research issues in studying them, and the application theories to specific behavior through the use of various research methodologies.
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  • Paperback | 485 pages
  • 177.3 x 233.2 x 23.1mm | 716.69g
  • Pearson
  • United States
  • English
  • 4th edition
  • 0130407747
  • 9780130407740

Table of contents

(NOTE: New articles are bolded.)I. INTRODUCTION. Moral Entrepreneurs: The Creation and Enforcement of Deviant Categories, Howard S. Becker. Ironies of Social Control: Authorities as Contributors to Deviance Through Escalation, Nonenforcement, and Covert Facilitation, Gary T. Marx. The "Discovery" of Child Abuse, Stephen J. Pfohl.II. THEORIES. Functionalism and Anomie. The Normal and the Pathological, Emile Durkheim. Social Structure and Anomie, Robert K. Merton. Illegitimate Means and Delinquent Subcultures, Richard A. Cloward and Lloyd E. Ohlin.Symbolic Interactionalism/Labeling. The Social Self, Charles Horton Cooley. Primary and Secondary Deviation, Edwin M. Lemert. Stigma and Social Identity, Erving Goffman. Whiteness as Stigma: Essentialist Identity Work by Mixed-Race Women, Debbie Storrs. Deviance on Record: Techniques for Labeling Child Abusers in Official Documents, Leslie Margolin. On Behalf of Labeling Theory, Erich Goode.Conflict Theory. Toward a Marxian Theory of Deviance, Steven Spitzer. Radical Criminology: An Explication, Robert M. Bohm. The Poverty of the Sociology of Deviance: Nuts, Sluts, and Perverts, Alexander Liazos.Learning. Techniques of Neutralization: A Theory of Delinquency, Gresham M. Sykes and David Matza. Becoming a Marihuana User, Howard S. Becker. Differential Association, Edwin H. Sutherland. Differential Identification, Daniel Glaser.Feminism. Girls' Crime and Woman's Place: Toward a Feminist Model of Female Delinquency, Meda Chesney-Lind. In the Night Market: Tourism, Sex, and Commerce in Contemporary Thailand, Ryan Bishop and Lillian S. Robinson. On the Backs of Working Prostitutes: Feminist Theory and Prostitution Policy, Annette Jolin. Appearance and Delinquency: A Research Note, Jill Leslie Rosenbaum and Meda Chesney-Lind. Identity, Strategy, and Feminist Politics: Clemency for Battered Women Who Kill, Patricia Gagne.III. DEVIANT BEHAVIORS. Alcohol and Drug Use. Moral Passage: The Symbolic Process in Public Designations of Deviance, Joseph R. Gusfield. Marihuana Use and Social Control, Howard S. Becker. Deviance as a Situated Phenomenon: Variance in the Social Interpretations of Marijuana and Alcohol Use, James D. Orcutt. Gender, Power, and Alternative Living Arrangements in Inner-City Crack Culture, Lisa Maher, Eloise Dunlap, Bruce D. Johnson, Ansley Hamid.Sexual Deviance. The Madam as a Teacher: The Training of House Prostitutes, Barbara Sherman Heyl. Tearoom Trade, Laud Humphreys. Convicted Rapists' Vocabulary of Motive: Excuses and Justifications, Diana Scully and Joseph Marolla. Topless Dancers: Managing Stigma in a Deviant Occupation, William E. Thompson and Jackie L. Harred. Defining, Excusing, and Justifying Deviance: Teen Mothers' Accounts for Statutory Rape, Joanna Gregson Higginson. Common Crime and Social Control. The Function of Humor for Prison Inmates, Charles M. Terry. Incarceration as a Deviant Form of Social Control, Henry N. Pontell and Gilbert Geis. The Behavior of the Systematic Check Forger, Edwin M. Lemert. Normal Crimes: Sociological Features of the Penal Code in a Public Defender Office, David Sudnow.White-Collar Crime and Corporate Crime. Is "White-Collar Crime" Crime?, Edwin H. Sutherland. Medical Criminals: Physician Fraud in Medicaid, Paul Jesilow, Henry N. Pontell, and Gilbert Geis. White-Collar Crime in the Savings and Loan Scandal, Henry N. Pontell and Kity Calavita. Denying the Guilty Mind: Accounting for Involvement in a White-Collar Crime, Michael L. Benson. Accounts of Professional Misdeeds: The Sexual Exploitation of Clients by Psychotherapists, Mark R. Pogrebin, Eric D. Poole, and Amos Martinez. Computer Crime: Hackers, Phreaks, and Cyberpunks, Stephen M. Rosoff, Henry N. Pontell, and Robert Tillman.Mental Disorder. On Being Sane in Insane Places, D.L. Rosenhan. The Moral Career of the Mental Patient, Erving Goffman. From Witchcraft to Drugcraft: Biochemistry as a Mythology, Ronny E. Turner and Charles Edgley.
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