Constructions of Deviance

Constructions of Deviance


  • Release: 2000
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 562 page
  • ISBN: 0534539122
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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 of society have the power to define other whole groups as "deviant." This edition offers broad, more comprehensive theoretical coverage.

Constructions of Deviance  Social Power  Context  and Interaction

Constructions of Deviance Social Power Context and Interaction


  • Release: 2015-01-16
  • Publisher: Nelson Education
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 640 page
  • ISBN: 9781305537118
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Setting the industry standard for the most recent and relevant articles in the field of deviance, CONSTRUCTIONS OF DEVIANCE: SOCIAL POWER, CONTEXT, AND INTERACTION, Eighth Edition, shows students how the concepts and theories of deviance can be applied to the world around them. The text’s current, comprehensive coverage includes both theoretical analyses and ethnographic illustrations of how deviance is socially constructed, organized, and managed. Seasoned authors and award-winning professors, Patricia Adler and Peter Adler challenge readers to see the diversity and pervasiveness of deviance in society by covering a wide variety of deviant acts. They present deviance as a component of society and examine the construction of deviance in terms of differential social power. The book’s unique “interactionist” or “constructionist” perspective on deviance explores the processes in society that create deviance. Ethnographic in character, the authors’ intriguing selected studies focus on the experiences of deviants, the deviant-making process, and the ways in which people labeled as deviant in society react to that label. Students and instructors alike find the balanced selection of readings to be both timely and engaging, while in-depth introductions, explanations of theory, and discussion questions after each reading help guide students through the fascinating material. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Constructions of Deviance

Constructions of Deviance


  • Release: 2006
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 522 page
  • ISBN: PSU:000059026464
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This text is the industry standard for publishing the most recent and relevant articles in the field of deviance, by demonstrating 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 Adler and Adler present deviance as a component of society and examine the construction of deviance in terms of differential social power. The book takes an "interactionist" or "constructionist" perspective on deviance, looking at the processes in society that create deviance. The authors have selected studies that are ethnographic in character, focusing on the experiences of deviants, the deviant-making process, and the ways in which people labeled as deviant in society react to that label. Students enjoy the Adler's balanced selection of readings, as they are timely and engaging. In depth introduction, explanation of theory, and discussion questions after each reading help guide students through the material.

Constructions of Deviance

Constructions of Deviance


  • Release: 1997
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 560 page
  • ISBN: UOM:39015027311953
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By including both theoretical analyses and ethnographic illustrations of how deviance is socially constructed, organized and managed, the Adlers text shows students how the concepts and theories of deviance are applied to the world around them. Representing a wide variety of deviant acts, the Adlers text challenges one to see the diversity and pervasiveness of deviance in society. The Adlers look at deviance as a component of society and examine the construction of deviance in terms of differential social power, whereby some members of society have the power to define other whole groups as deviant.

Deviance

Deviance


  • Release: 2017-08-22
  • Publisher: Univ of California Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 496 page
  • ISBN: 9780520965935
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Deviance: Social Constructions and Blurred Boundaries draws on up-to-date scholarship across a wide spectrum of deviance categories, providing a symbolic interactionist analysis of the deviance process. The book addresses positivistic theories of deviant behavior within a description of the deviance process that encompasses the work of deviance claims-makers, rule-breakers, and social control agents. Students: are introduced to the sociology of deviance learn to analyze several kinds of criminal deviance that involve unwilling victims—such as murder, rape, street-level property crime, and white-collar crime learn to examine several categories of “lifestyle” and “status” deviance develop skills for critical analysis of criminal justice and social policies Overall, students gain an understanding of the sociology of deviance through cross-cultural comparisons, historical overview of deviance in the U.S., and up-close analysis of the lived experience of those who are labeled deviant as well as responses to them in the U.S. today. Instructor Resources are available to easily help with lecture and exam preparation.

Deviance Across Cultures

Deviance Across Cultures


  • Release: 2008
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 269 page
  • ISBN: PSU:000062524643
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Praise For Deviance Across Cultures Are "deviant" and "criminal" behaviors inherently wrong or evil? Taking an innovative cross-cultural approach, Deviance Across Cultures spans the globe to give instructors an invaluable new resource for investigating the social construction of deviance. From studies on prostitution and drugs to examinations of religion and corporate deviance, this anthology-a collection of both classic and contemporary articles-responds to the growing need for interdisciplinary and global learning in deviance studies. To create a strong framework for inquiry, editor Robert Heiner has written a comprehensive introduction to each article that emphasizes the topic's relationship to theory and to ongoing trends affecting the United States and other countries. Throughout, careful attention to distant cultures will encourage students to understand deviance from an academic-and less emotional-perspective. Ideal as either a main text or a supplementary reader, this collection builds on classic deviance theory and basic sociological concepts to introduce students to this complex subject. With its rich global perspective, Deviance Across Cultures will challenge and expand students' assumptions about social deviance-both at home and abroad. Book jacket.

Moral Panics

Moral Panics


  • Release: 2010-01-19
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 320 page
  • ISBN: 1444307932
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Packed with new examples and material, this second edition providesa fully up-to-date exploration of the genesis, dynamics, and demiseof moral panics and their impacts on the societies in which theytake place. Packed with updated and recent examples including terrorism,the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Towers, school shootings, flagburning, and the early-2000s resurgence of the “sexslave” scare Includes a new chapter on the media, currently regarded as amajor component of the moral panic Devotes a chapter to addressing criticisms of the first editionas well as the moral panics concept itself Written by long-established experts in the field Designed to fit both self-contained courses on moral panics andwider courses on deviance

The Relativity of Deviance

The Relativity of Deviance


  • Release: 2016-01-25
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 408 page
  • ISBN: 9781483377360
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This engaging and informative book, by award-winning sociologist and criminologist John Curra, offers a valuable perspective on attitudes and behaviors labeled as deviant. The Relativity of Deviance, Fourth Edition, explores the meanings and constructions of social deviance and social reactions to it, he answers such questions as: What is deviance? What comprises deviant behavior? How are deviants treated? How is deviance socially constructed and socially sustained? Why is the same attitude, behavior, or condition praised in one situation and condemned in another? Through insightful and thought-provoking examples and informed accounts, the author illustrates that deviance cannot be explained or understood in terms of absolutes or essential characteristics nor can it be explained or understood apart from its social setting. This book approaches sex, violence, theft, drugs, suicide, rape, and mental disorders in a way that shows the critical role of sociocultural factors and social reactions in constructions of deviance and crime.

Wheeling and Dealing

Wheeling and Dealing


  • Release: 1993
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 220 page
  • ISBN: 0231081332
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Wheeling and Dealing is a vivid account of the world inhabited by "wholesale" illicit drug traffickers. Based on six years of participant observation, fieldwork, and extensive interviews in an elite Southern California community of dealers, the book gives a rare glimpse into the decadent yet fascinating "subculture of drug trafficking and unending partying, mixed with occasional cloak-and-dagger subterfuge." This second edition brings the story up to date by revealing the fate of several of Adler's key informants. By tracing their lives over a fifteen-year span, Adler offers a unique longitudinal perspective on deviant careers and the reintegration of dealers into conventional society. She also analyzes the unintended consequences of the federal government's war on drugs, tying it to the increasing violence and organizational sophistication of drug traffickers and the rise of international cartels.

Making Trouble

Making Trouble


  • Release: 1999
  • Publisher: Transaction Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 376 page
  • ISBN: 0202367207
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In Making Trouble, leading scholars in criminology, sociology, criminal justice, womens studies, and social history explore the mediated cultural dynamics that govern image construction and understanding of a wide range of contemporary controversies (for instance, drug dealing, freight train graffi ti, anti-abortion violence, etc.). Edited within unifying central themes such as "situated media"; the evolution of policing and social control; and the gendered construction of crime, deviance, and control, Making Trouble marks a signifi cant expansion within this field.