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Are "deviant" and "criminal" behaviors inherently wrong or evil? Taking an innovative cross-cultural approach, Deviance Across Cultures: Constructions of Difference, Second Edition, spans the globe to give instructors and students an invaluable--and affordable--resource for investigating the social construction of deviance. From studies on sex and drugs to examinations of religious and corporate deviance, this anthology responds to the growing need for global learning in deviance studies.
Robert Heiner is Professor of Sociology at Plymouth State University. He is the author or editor of several books, including Social Problems: An Introduction to Critical Constructionism, Fourth Edition (OUP, 2012), and Conflicting Interests: Readings in Social Problems and Inequality (OUP, 2009).
Table of Contents
Part I: Explaining Deviance
1. The Normal and the Pathological, Emile Durkheim 2. On the Sociology of Deviance, Kai T. Erikson 3. Social Structure and Anomie, Robert K.. Merton 4. Techniques of Neutralization, Gresham M. Sykes and David Matza 5. A Control Theory of Delinquency, Travis Hirschi 6. Conceptions of Deviant Behavior: The Old and the New, Jack P. Gibbs 7. Definition and the Dramatization of Evil, Frank Tannenbaum 8. The Search for Scapegoat Deviants, Jeffery S. Victor 9. Criminality and Economic Conditions, Willem Bonger 10. The Implicit Ideology of Criminal Justice, Jeffrey Reiman
Part II: Studying Deviance
11. Caught up in the Cult Wars: Confessions of a Canadian Researcher, Susan J. Palmer 12. Sex in Boxes, Elizabeth Pisani 13. Cross-Cultural and Historical Methodology, Robert Heiner
Part III: Moral Panics
14. The Classic Moral Panic: The Mods and the Rockers, Kenneth Thompson 15. The Devil Goes to Day Care: McMartin and the Making of a Moral Panic, Mary deYoung 16. Crime Scares, Robert Heiner
Part IV: Sex and Sexuality
17. The Cochón and the Hombre-Hombre in Nicaragua, Roger N. Lancaster 18. Women in Lesotho and the (Western) Construction of Homophobia, Kathryn Kendall 19. Multiple Genders among North American Indians, Serena Nanda 20. Prostitution and the Status of Women in South Korea, Robert Heiner 21. Sexual Tourism and Social Panics: Research and Intervention in Rio de Janeiro, Ana Paula da Silva and Thaddeus Gregory Blanchette 22. The Nudist Management of Respectability, Martin S. Weinberg
Part V: Drugs
23. Customs, Cultures and the Experience of Intoxication, Angus Bancroft 24. The Social Construction of Drug Scares, Craig Reinarman 25. Rx Drugs, 60 Minutes 26. Healthy Nightclubs And Recreational Substance Use: From A Harm Minimization To A Healthy Settings Approach, Mark A. Bellis, Karen Hughes, and Helen Lowey 27. A Cold of the Soul: A Japanese Case of Disease Mongering in Psychiatry, Hiroshi Ihara
Part VI: State, Corporate and Occupational Deviance
28. Corporate Crime and "Higher Immorality", Victor E. Kappeler and Gary W. Potter 29. Performing Bribery in China: Guanxi-Practice, Corruption with a Human Face, Ling Li 30. The Cunning of History: The Holocaust and the American Future, Richard L. Rubenstein 31. Corporate Violence and the Banality of Evil, Stuart L. Hills
Part VII: Religion and Deviance
32. Nones on the Run: Evangelical Heathens in the Deep South, Robert Heiner 33. Liberté, Egalité--de Féministes! Revealing the Burqa as a Pro-Choice Issue, Amanda Knief 34. Religion, Violence, and Peacemaking, Sharon Erickson Nepstad
Part VIII: Mental Disorders
35. The Medicalization of Deviance, Robert Heiner 36. On Being Sane in Insane Places, David L. Rosenhan 37. There Is No Pathological Test: More on ADHD as Rhetoric, Sarah Schubert, Susan Hansen, and Mark Rapley 38. Schizophrenia in the Third World, Richard Warner 39. The Americanization of Mental Illness, Ethan Watters 40. Penis Panics, Robert Bartholomew