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Constructions of Deviance Social Power, Context, and Interaction

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ISBN-10: 0534553796

ISBN-13: 9780534553791

Edition: 4th 2003

Authors: Patricia A. Adler, Peter Adler

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This text is the industry standard for publishing the most recent and relevant articles in the field. It demonstrates to students how the concepts and theories of deviance can be applied to the world around them. The authors include both theoretical analyses and ethnographic illustrations of how deviance is socially constructed, organized, and managed. The Adlers challenge the reader to see the diversity and pervasiveness of deviance in society by covering a wide variety of deviant acts represented throughout the text. Most importantly, the Adlers present deviance as a component of society and examine the construction of deviance in terms of differential social power, whereby some members…    
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Book details

List price: $84.95
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/16/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 592
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

Patricia A. Adler is Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. Peter Adler is Professor of Sociology at the University of Denver. They are the co-authors and co-editors of numerous books, including Peer Power, Paradise Laborers, and Constructions of Deviance . Both Adlers collaboratively received the 2010 George Herbert Mead Award for Lifetime Achievement from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction.

Peter Adler (Ph.D., University of California, San Diego) is Professor Emeritus of Sociology and Criminology at the University of Denver. His research interests include social psychology, drugs and society, and sociology of work, sport, and leisure. His first book, MOMENTUM, was published in 1981 by Sage. Peter has been honored with the University Lecturer Award and as the Outstanding Scholar/Teacher at the University of Denver, as well as being named by the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) as Mentor of the Year in 2005.

Prefacep. xiii
General Introductionp. 1
Defining Deviancep. 7
On the Sociology of Deviancep. 11
Deviance as Crime, Sin, and Poor Tastep. 19
Positive Deviancep. 29
Theories of Deviancep. 43
The Normal and the Pathologicalp. 53
Social Structure and Anomiep. 58
Conflict Theory of Crimep. 65
The Conflict of Conduct Normsp. 70
Differential Associationp. 75
Labeling Theoryp. 78
Control Theory of Delinquencyp. 83
Studying Deviancep. 93
Child Abuse Reportingp. 99
Survey of Sexual Behavior of Americansp. 105
Researching Dealers and Smugglersp. 116
Constructing Deviancep. 133
Moral Entrepreneurs
Moral Entrepreneursp. 139
The Social Construction of Drug Scaresp. 147
Blowing Smoke: Status Politics and the Smoking Banp. 159
Moral Panics: The Case of Satanic Day Care Centersp. 169
Differential Social Power
The Saints and the Roughnecksp. 178
The Police and the Black Malep. 192
Homophobia in Sportp. 203
Deviant Identityp. 207
Identity Development
Becoming Bisexualp. 215
Labeling the Redheadp. 226
Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia: The Development of Deviant Identitiesp. 242
Accounts and Neutralizations
Convicted Rapists' Vocabulary of Motive: Excuses and Justificationsp. 254
The Influence of Situational Ethics on Cheating Among College Studentsp. 271
Stigma Management
Women Athletes as Falsely Accused Deviants: Managing the Lesbian Stigmap. 280
Stigma Management Among Gay/Bisexual Men with HIV/AIDSp. 292
The Collective Stigma Management of Prostitutesp. 309
Relations Among Deviantsp. 325
Sexual Asphyxia: A Neglected Area of Studyp. 329
Real Punks and Pretenders: The Social Organization of a Counterculturep. 339
Race in the Hoodp. 355
Formal Organizations
International Organized Crimep. 366
Elite Organizational Deviancep. 378
Deviant Actsp. 391
Women in Outlaw Motorcycle Gangsp. 395
Turn-Ons for Money: Interactional Strategies of the Table Dancerp. 407
Fraternities and Rape on Campusp. 427
Boiler Room Fraudp. 442
Deviant Careersp. 465
Entering Deviance
Negotiating the Tattoop. 469
Joining a Gangp. 480
Being Deviant
Gender and the Accomplishment of Street Robberyp. 502
Gay Male Christian Couples and Sexual Exclusivityp. 521
Exiting Deviance
Shifts and Oscillations in Deviant Careers: The Case of Upper-Level Drug Dealers and Smugglersp. 535
The Professional Ex-: An Alternative for Exiting the Deviant Careerp. 547
References for the General and Part Introductionsp. 561
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