Politics of Deviance

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ISBN-13: 9781594030499
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Description: Arguing against the grain of her own discipline, Anne Hendershott asserts the value and strength of the most important of all determinants of behavior--social norms and the commitment to accept them. The Politics of Deviance maintains that  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Publisher: Encounter Books
Publication date: 5/1/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Arguing against the grain of her own discipline, Anne Hendershott asserts the value and strength of the most important of all determinants of behavior--social norms and the commitment to accept them. The Politics of Deviance maintains that definitions of deviance that rely upon reason, and not emotion or political advocacy, are indispensable to the process of generating and sustaining cultural values and reaffirming the moral ties that bind us together.

Anne Hendershott is a Professor of Sociology at the University of San Diego and lives in San Diego, California, with her husband and children.

Introduction
Medicalizing the Deviance of Drug Abuse
Removing the Stigma from Mental Illness
Expanding the Market for Mental Illness
Moral Panics and the Social Construction of Deviance
Postmodern Pedophilia
Stigma and Sexual Orientation
Celebrating the Sexually Adventurous Adolescent
Rape, Real and Imagined
A Death of One's Own
The Language of Deviance
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index

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