Social Deviance: Readings in Theory and Research

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2010-03-19
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

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In its first edition with McGraw-Hill, this comprehensive source of classic and contemporary readings will help students learnwhobecomes deviant,whypeople become deviant, andhowindividual and institutional reactions help define the social reality of deviants (the persons) and deviance (the behavior). The selected readings provide experiences for students by providing a solid foundation in the field and a means by which to examine contemporary issues.

Table of Contents

Understanding Deviance and Conformity: An Introduction
Moral Entrepreneurs: The Creation and Enforcement of Deviant Categories
Ironies of Social Control: Authorities as Contributors to Deviance Through Escalation, Nonenforcement, and Covert Facilitation
The "Discovery" of Child Abuse
Defining Deviance Down by Daniel Patrick Moynihan
Trivializing the Lunatic Crime Rate: Theory, Praxis, and the Global Economic Meltdown
Functionalism, Anomie, and Strain
The Normal and the Pathological
Social Structure and Anomie
Illegitimate Means and Delinquent Subcultures
General Strain Theory
Latinos and Lethal Violence: The Impact of Poverty and Inequality
Broken Windows
Labeling/Symbolic Interaction
The Social Self
Primary and Secondary Deviation
Stigma and Social Identity
On Behalf of Labeling Theory
The Conflict of Conduct Norms
Toward a Marxian Theory of Deviance
The Poverty of the Sociology of Deviance: Nuts, Sluts, and Preverts
A Sociological Analysis of the Law of Vagrancy
Governmental and State Crime
Street Crime, Labor Surplus, and Criminal Punishment, 1980-1990
Techniques of Neutralization: A Theory of Delinquency
Becoming a Marihuana User
Differential Association
Differential Identification
On the Evolving Synthesis of Differential Association and Anomie Theory
Self-Control Theory
Low Self-Control and Crime
On the Absence of Self-Control as the Basis for a General Theory of Crime
Girls' Crime and Woman's Place: Toward a Feminist Model of Female Delinquency
On the Backs of Working Prostitutes: Feminist Theory and Prostitution Policy
Appearance and Delinquency: A Research Note
Identity, Strategy, and Feminist Politics: Clemency for Battered Women Who Kill
Deviant Behaviors
Alcohol and Drug Use
Moral Passage: The Symbolic Process in Public Designations of Deviance
Marihuana Use and Social Control
Deviance as a Situated Phenomenon: Variations in the Social Interpretation of Marijuana and Alcohol Use
Sexual Deviance
Tearoom Trade
Convicted Rapists' Vocabulary of Motive: Excuses and Justifications
Learning to Strip: The Socialization Experiences of Exotic Dancers
From Sex as Sin to Sex as Work
Bodies, Borders and Sex Tourism in a Globalized World
Common Crime and Social Control
Incarceration as a Deviant Form of Social Control
The Behavior of the Systematic Check Forger
Normal Crimes: Sociological Features of the Penal Code in a Public Defender Office
Computer Crime: Hackers, Phreaks, and Cyberpunks
Organized Crime
From Mafia to Cosa Nostra
Individual Choice, Material Culture, and Organized Crime
White-Collar and Corporate Crime
Is "White Collar Crime" Crime?
Medical Criminals: Physician Fraud in Medicaid
White-Collar Crime in the Savings and Loan Scandal
Denying the Guilty Mind: Accounting for Involvement in a White-Collar Crime
Mental Disorder
On Being Sane in Insane Places
The Moral Career of the Mental Patient
From Witchcraft to Drugcraft: Biochemistry as Mythology
Paranoia and the Dynamics of Exclusion
Physical Attributes
Marks of Mischief: Becoming and Being Tattooed
Fragile Facades: Stuttering and the Strategic Manipulation of Awareness
Legitimating the First Tattoo: Moral Passage Through Informal Interactions
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