Constructions of Deviance Social Power, Context, and Interaction

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  • Edition: 7th
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  • Copyright: 2011-02-09
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
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Packed with the most recent and relevant articles in the field, this textbook is the industry standard for publishing the most recent and relevant articles in the field of deviance, by showing students how to apply the concepts and theories of deviance the world around them.

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. This textbook 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.

Table of Contents

Prefacep. xi
About the Editorsp. xvi
About the Contributorsp. xviii
General Introductionp. 1
Defining Deviancep. 11
On the Sociology of Deviancep. 17
An Integrated Typology of Deviance Applied to Ten Middle-Class Normsp. 25
Three Perspectives
Relativism: Labeling Theoryp. 41
The Morality of Deviancep. 46
Social Power: Conflict Theory of Crimep. 51
Theories of Deviancep. 57
Functionalism: The Normal and the Pathologicalp. 73
Social Structure and Anomiep. 78
Differential Associationp. 85
Control Theoryp. 89
Feminist Theoryp. 98
The Constructionist Stancep. 105
Studying Deviancep. 109
Child Abuse Reportingp. 115
Survey of Sexual Behavior of Americansp. 122
Researching Dealers and Smugglersp. 132
Constructing Deviancep. 149
Moral Entrepreneurs: Campaigning
The Social Construction of Drug Scaresp. 159
Blowing Smoke: Status Politics and the Smoking Banp. 171
Failure to Launch: Why Do Some Social Issues Fail to Detonate Moral Panics?p. 181
Differential Social Power: Labeling
Gender, Race, and Urban Policingp. 189
Homophobia and Women's Sportp. 200
The Mark of a Criminal Recordp. 211
Differential Social Power: Resisting Labeling
The Saints and the Roughnecksp. 223
Doctors' Autonomy and Powerp. 237
Deviant Identityp. 247
Identity Development
The Adoption and Management of a "Fat" Identityp. 257
Becoming Bisexualp. 268
Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimiap. 279
Convicted Rapists' Vocabulary of Motivep. 291
The Devil Made Me Do It: Use of Neutralizations by Shopliftersp. 308
Stigma Management
Men Who Cheerp. 317
Negotiating White Power Activist Stigmap. 331
Fitting In and Fighting Back: Homeless Kids' Stigma Management Strategiesp. 345
Collective Stigma Management and Shame: Avowal, Management, and Contestationp. 361
The Social Organization of Deviancep. 381
Drug Use and Disordered Eating Among College Womenp. 389
Online Communities
Cyber Communities of Self-Injuryp. 401
Cooks are Like Gods: Hierarchies in Methamphetamine-Producing Groupsp. 409
Gender and Victimization Risk Among Young Women in Gangsp. 419
Formal Organizations
International Organized Crimep. 433
State-Corporate Crime
War Profiteering: Iraq and Halliburtonp. 446
Structure of the Deviant Actp. 459
Autoerotic Sexual Asphyxiap. 463
Trading Sex for Crack: Gender and Powerp. 475
Show Me the Money: Cybershrews and On-line Money Masochistsp. 485
Sexual Assault on Campusp. 494
Opportunity Structures for White-Collar Crimep. 512
Deviant Careersp. 521
Entering Deviance
Deciding to Commit a Burglaryp. 526
Managing Deviance
Gay Male Christian Couples and Sexual Exclusivityp. 536
Career Stages
Pimp-Controlled Prostitutionp. 550
Exiting Deviance
Shifts and Oscillations in Upper-Level Drug Traffickers' Careersp. 562
Obstacles to Exiting Emotional Disorder Identitiesp. 575
References for the General and Part Introductionsp. 586
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Great Supplemental Readings March 27, 2011
This is a really interesting textbook. Details about how sociologists view deviance in society. The textbook was in great condition and arrived quickly for the class I was enrolled in.iam very pleased with ecampus the service.
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