Extreme Deviance

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2007-08-03
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications, Inc

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Most primary deviation is of transitory significance and involves a fairly insignificant punishment. Extreme Deviance focuses on behavior, beliefs, and traits that are so serious as to generate, in the words of Edwin Lemert, secondary deviation. Editors Erich Goode and D. Angus Vail tunnel to the core of the subject by emphasizing a set of central lessons, offering edgy, pedagogically dramatic illustrations of principles that are contained in no other collection of readings. The book is complete with vocabularies of motive, deviance neutralization, the acquisition of a deviant identity, and the formation of a deviance subculture. Key Features   Exemplifies the concept of deviance to the fullest extent, from primary to secondary deviation : By focusing on extreme deviance, this book explores the full range of the consequence of normative violations. Presents vivid examples : Examples are dramatic, difficult to forget, and manifest from the normative violation through condemnation to the creation of deviance stereotyping, social isolation, and stigmatization. Offers an engaging text-reader format : Each chapter begins with a detailed introduction written by the editors followed by two selections written by sociological experts in the field and one personal account. Intended Audience    This book is designed for undergraduate courses such as Sociology of Deviant Behavior, Deviant Behavior, and Social Deviance in the department of sociology.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Significance of of Extreme Deviance
Publisher's Acknowledgments
About the Editors
Extreme Tattooing
Bod Mod to the Max! An Introduction to Body Modification as Deviance
Tattoos Are Like Potato Chips... You Can't Have Just One: The Process of Becoming and Being a Collector
Flesh Journeys: The Radical Body Modification of Neoprimitives
Personal Account of a Tattoo Collector
Discussion Questions
Believing That One has Been Kidnapped by Extraterrestrials
Being Abducted by Aliens as a Deviant Belief: An Introduction
Alien Attraction: The Subculture of UFO Contactees and Abductees
Alien Abduction as Mythmaking
How Do People Come To Believe They Were Abducted by Aliens?
Being Hugely Obese
Obesity as Extreme Deviance: An Introduction
NAAFA: Attempting to Neutralize the Stigma of the Hugely Obese Body
The Fat Admirer
Living in an Extremely Deviant Body
Alien Abductions as Mythmaking
How Do People Come to Believe They Were Abducted by Aliens?
Discussion Questions
Being Hugely Obese
Obesity as Extreme Deviance: An Introduction
NAAFA: Attempting to Neutralize the Stigma of the Hugely Obese Body
The Fat Admirer
Living in an Extremely Deviant Body
Discussion Questions
Believing in White Supremacy
White Supremacy as Deviance: An Introduction
White Supremacy as Extreme Deviance
Interview with Matthew Hale
What We Believe as White Racists
Discussion Questions
Having and Endorsing Adult-Child Sexual Contact
Adult-Child Sexual Contact: An Introduction
Pedophiles and Child Molesters
The World According to NAMBLA: Accounting for Deviance
From Victim to Offender
The Boylove Manifesto
Discussion Questions
Earth First! Going to Extremes to Save The Environment
Earth First! An Introduction to the Radical Environmentalist Movement
Earth First! Deviance Inside and Out
Strategic Experimentation and Stigmatization in Earth First!
I Am a Lowbagger
Discussion Questions
Engaging in S&M Sexual Practices
S&M: An Introduction
The Pleasure of Pain
Sexual Spanking
The S&M Experience
Discussion Questions
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