Understanding Deviance Connecting Classical and Contemporary Perspectives

ISBN-10: 0415642612

ISBN-13: 9780415642613

Edition: 2014

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In this collection of 48 reprinted and completely original articles, Tammy Anderson gives her fellow instructors of undergraduate deviance a refreshing way to energize and revitalize their courses. [36 are reprints; 12 are original to this text/anthology] First, in 12 separate sections, she presents a wide range of deviant behaviors, traits, and conditions including: underage drinking and drunk driving, doping in elite sports, gang behavior, community crime, juvenile delinquency, hate crime, prison violence and transgendered prisoners, mental illness, drug-using women and domestic violence, obesity, tattooing, sexual fetishes, prostitution, drug epidemics, viral pandemics, crime control strategies and racial inequality, gay neighborhoods, HIV and bugchasers, and (lastly) youth, multicultural identity and music scenes. Second, her pairing of "classic" and "contemporary" viewpoints about deviance and social control not only "connects" important literatures of the past to today's (student) readers, her "connections framework" also helps all of us see social life and social processes more clearly when alternative meanings are accorded to similar forms of deviant behavior. We also learn how to appreciate and interact with those who see things differently from ourselves. This may better equip us to reach common goals in an increasingly diverse and ever-changing world. Third, a major teaching goal of Anderson's anthology is to sharpen students' critical thinking skills by forcing them to look at how a deviant behavior, trait or condition, can be viewed from opposing or alternative perspectives. By learning to see deviance from multiple perspectives, students will better understand their own and other's behavior and experiences and be able to anticipate future trends. Balancing multiple perspectives may also assist students in their practical work in social service, criminal justice and other agencies and institutions that deal with populations considered "deviant" in one way or another.
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List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 1/28/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 600
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.552
Language: English

Classical Perspectives on Deviance
Overview: Origins of Deviance and Foundational Ideas
Defining Deviance
Emile Durkheim. 1982 (S. Lukes). Rules for the Distinction of The Normal and the Pathological. Excerpted chapter from Rules of the Sociological Method. New York: The Free Press. Pp. 85-mid 87 and 91- mid 101
Becker - 1963. Outsiders, "Chapter 1. pp. 1-18" New York: The Free Press
Symbolic Interactionism, Labeling, Stigma
Lemert, Edwin W. 1974. "Beyond Mead: The Societal Reaction to Deviance." Social Problems 21(4):457-468
Goffman, Erving. 1963. Stigma. (Chapter 1, pp 1-19) Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall
Functionalism, Social Pathology and Social Control
Merton, R. 1938. Social Structure and Anomie. ASR 3:672-682
Sutherland, Edwin. 1945. Social Pathology. AJS. 50 (6): 429-435
Hirschi, Travis. 2009[1969]. Causes of Delinquency. Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Press. Chapter II, Pp. 16-26
Critical Theory and Deviance Politics
Cohen, S. 1980. Folk Devils and Moral Panics. New York: St Martin's Press. Chapter 1, pp.9-19
Szasz, Thomas S. 1960. "The Myth of Mental Illness." American Psychologist 15(2):113-118
Spitzer, Steven. 1975. "Toward a Marxian Theory of Deviance," Social Problems, 22(5): 638-651
Brake, M. 1974. "The Skinheads: An English Working Class Subculture." Youth & Society, 6(2): 179-200. Pp. 179-188 only
Contemporary Approaches to Deviance
Overview; Modern Parallels and Innovations in Deviance Studies
Moral Panic and Risk Society
"[A]Moral Panics, Risk, and the Scientization of Contemporary Problems: Meth Addiction and Viral Pandemics,"
Heir, Sean. 2008. "Thinking Beyond Moral Panic: Risk, responsibility and the politics of moralization," Theoretical Criminology, 12: 173-190 (excerpt only 173-177, 180-mid 182, last 4 lines 183-188 + references)
Ungar, Sheldon. 2001. "Moral panic versus the risk society: the implications of the changing sites of social anxiety," British Journal of Sociology Vol. No. 52 Issue No. 2 (June 2001) Pp. 271-276 (top) and 287-288
Stigma, Carnival, and the Grotesque
"From Stigma to Carnival of the Grotesque: Explaining Body Deviance,"
Monaghan, Lee F. 2005. "Big Handsome Men, Bears and Others: Virtual Constructions of 'Fat Male Embodiment'." Body & Society 11(2):81-111. Pp. 81-82, 88-111 only
Langman, Lauren. 2008. "Punk, Porn and Resistance: Carnivalization and the Body in Popular Culture." Current Sociology 56(4):657-677. Pp. 658-mid 660, 661-662, 663-670 and 673-674 only
Degeneracy, Social Pathology and Medicalization
"From Degenerate to Diseased and Back Again: The Circular Trajectory of Mental Illness as Medical Deviance in Sociology," by Victor Perez
Conrad, Peter. 2005. The Shifting Engines of Medicalization. Journal of Health and Social Behavior. 46(1): 3-14
Phelan, Jo C. 2005. "Geneticization of Deviant Behavior and Consequences for Stigma: The Case of Mental Illness," Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 46:307-322
From Labeling to Resistance and Edgework
"Deviance and Disorder: Parkour through Labeling and Edgework,"
Lyng, S. 1990. Edgework: A Social Psychological Analysis of Voluntary Risk Taking. American Journal of Sociology, 95(4): 851-886
Valli, Rajah. 2007. "Resistance as Edgework in Violent Intimate Relationships of Drug-Involved Women." British Journal of Criminology 47(2):196-213
Deviant Careers and Lifecourse Criminology
"Understanding Prostitution through the Deviant Career and Lifecourse Criminology Paradigms,"
Sampson, Robert and Laub, John. 1992. "Crime and Deviance in the Lifecourse." Annual Review of Sociology, Vol. 18 (1992), Pp. 63-84. Pp. 63-70
Oselin, Sharon. 2010. Weighing the Consequences of a Deviant Career: Factors Leading to an Exit From Prostitution, Sociological Perspectives, Vol. 53, No. 4 (Winter 2010), pp. 527-550
Subcultures, Scenes, and Tribes
"HIV and Bug Chasers: A Deviant Subculture, Scene, or Tribe?"
Moskowitz, David A. and Michael E. Roloff. 2007. "The existence of a bug chasing subculture." Culture, Health & Sexuality. 9(4):347- 357
Futrell, Robert, Simi, Pete, and Gottschalk, Simon. 2006. "Understanding Music in Movements: The White Power Music Scene." The Sociological Quarterly, 47: 275- 304. Pp. 275-276 and 280-296
Social Control and Mass Incarceration
"The Social Control of Youth across Institutional Spheres,"
Victor Rios, 2006, "The Hyper-Criminalization of Black and Latino Male Youth in the Era of Mass Incarceration" Souls 8: 40-54
Paul Hirschfield, 2008, "Preparing for prison? The criminalization of school discipline in the USA" Theoretical Criminology 12: 79-101. Pp. 79-95 mid
Emergent Possibilities and the Future of Deviance
Overview: Expanding the Scope of Deviance
Kitsuse, John I. 1980. "Coming Out all Over: Deviants and the Politics of Social Problems," Social Problems, 28(1): 1-12
Jones, Nikki. 2009. "I was aggressive for the streets, pretty for the pictures: Gender, difference and the inner-city girl," Gender & Society, 23 (1): 89-93
Ghaziani, Amin. 2010. "There goes the Gayborhood" Contexts: 9(4): 64-66
Anderson, Tammy L. Swan, Holly and Lane, Davd. 2010. Institutional Fads and the Medicalization of Drug Addiction. Sociology Compass, 4(7): 476-494
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