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.
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- Author : Patricia Adler
- Publisher : Nelson Education
- Release Date : 2015-01-16
- Genre : Family & Relationships
- Pages : 640
- ISBN : 9781305537118
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.
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
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date :
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : 9876543210XXX
Designed for courses in Deviant Behaviour, and Introductory Deviance. This edited collection focuses on the construction of notions of deviance in everyday life. Discussions of traditional theories are included to provide students with a well-rounded overview of theoretical approaches to deviance. However, the guiding theoretical framework of the book is a focus on the social construction of deviance, both at the macro and micro levels. While the first section considers topics that are traditionally found in deviance textbooks-prostitution, drug abuse, alcoholism, and mental illness-the second section highlights assumptions about what constitutes "normal" families, bodies, and cultural practices. Most deviance readers and texts focus on very narrow conceptualizations of what constitutes deviant behaviour, with little attention paid to "everyday" constructions of deviance related to poverty, body image, and family values.
The question of whether social control leads to deviance or if deviance leads to social control continues to pose an intellectual challenge to the thousands of students who enrol in Social Control and Deviance courses each year.Social Control in Canada will endeavour to capture the richness and theoretical diversity within which social deviance has been studied. The book will also examine the theoretical, historical and social construction in five of sociology's sub-fields: law, health, sexuality, race, and education.The book will take a critical approach to understanding the historical and social construction of deviance.After an introductory chapter, which examines classical social control theories as well as the currently more influential feminist and post-structuralist theorists, the book is divided into five sections.
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.
Are "deviant" and "criminal" behaviors inherently wrong or evil? Taking an innovative cross-cultural approach, Deviance Across Cultures: Constructions of Difference, Second Edition, spans the globe to give instructors and students an invaluable--and affordable--resource for investigating the social construction of deviance. From studies on sex and drugs to examinations of religious and corporate deviance, this anthology responds to the growing need for global learning in deviance studies. New to this Edition * Includes introductory essays to each main section of the book, as well as brief introductions to each article * Discussion questions follow each article, encouraging critical thinking and conversation * Over forty articles, including twenty-one new readings that address such topics as criminality and economic conditions, the medicalization of deviance, drug use, and drug scares * An increased focus on methods, including a new section of readings on "Studying Deviance"
In Making Trouble leading scholars in criminology, sociology, criminal justice, women's studies, and social history explore the mediated cultural dynamics that construct images and understanding of crime, deviance, and control. Contributors examine the intertwined practices of the mass media, criminal justice agencies, political power holders, and criminal and deviant subcultures in producing and consuming contested representations of legality and illegality. While the collection provides broad analysis of contemporary topics, it also weaves this analysis around a set of innovative and unifying themes. These include the emergence of ""situated media"" within and between the various subcultures of crime, deviance, and control; the evolution of policing and social control as complex webs of mediated and symbolic meaning; the role of power, identity, and indifference in framing contemporary crime controversies, with special attention paid to the gendered construction of crime, deviance and control; and the importance of historical and cross-cultural dynamics in shaping understandings of crime, deviance, and control.
- Author : Adler
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2008-01-01
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : 049550811X
Cutting, burning, branding, and bone-breaking are all types of self-injury, or the deliberate, non-suicidal destruction of oneOCOs own body tissue, a practice that emerged from obscurity in the 1990s and spread dramatically as a typical behavior among adolescents. Long considered a suicidal gesture, The Tender Cut argues instead that self-injury is often a coping mechanism, a form of teenage angst, an expression of group membership, and a type of rebellion, converting unbearable emotional pain into manageable physical pain. Based on the largest, qualitative, non-clinical population of self-injurers ever gathered, noted ethnographers Patricia and Peter Adler draw on 150 interviews with self-injurers from all over the world, along with 30,000-40,000 internet posts in chat rooms and communiqu(r)s. Their 10-year longitudinal research follows the practice of self-injury from its early days when people engaged in it alone and did not know others, to the present, where a subculture has formed via cyberspace that shares similar norms, values, lore, vocabulary, and interests. An important portrait of a troubling behavior, The Tender Cut illuminates the meaning of self-injury in the 21st century, its effects on current and former users, and its future as a practice for self-discovery or a cry for help."
This engaging introduction explores the meaning of social deviancein contemporary society, from criminal activity to alternativelifestyle choices. Stuart Henry traces the path by which we createdeviance: how we single out behavior and appearances that differfrom the ‘norm’, label them as offensive orunacceptable, and condemn them. It explains what kinds of behaviorsare banned and who bans them, as well as exposing the importantpolitical influences on the social codes that lead to somepeople’s behavior being sanctioned and others’ beingcelebrated. Ultimately Social Deviance reveals theunderlying process by which some people get sucked into deviantlifestyles from which there appears to be no escape, highlightingthe central role of social stigma on a person’s identity. At its core this book looks at who becomes deviant and why. Itdelves into the multiple motives that cause rule breakers to behavebadly, at least in the eyes of those they offend, and it revealsthe way deviants think about their actions, their moral identityand their fellow moral outcasts.
SOCIAL DEVIANCE offers a collection of readings which span the topic of deviance from a variety of sources, including professional journals newspapers and magazines, books, and unpublished material, including first-hand accounts by deviance-enactors, victims of deviance, agents of social control, etc. In the words of the author, “What could be more fascinating than wrongdoing, rule-breaking, skullduggery, malfeasance, scandal, and evil deeds of every description?
If, in fact, “Lizzie Borden took an axe and gave her [step]mother forty whacks,” why (from a representational standpoint) did her stepmother deserve it? If older gay men in Internet chat rooms regularly provide much-needed acceptance and advice to younger gay males during the coming-out process, how is it that they continually reinforce racist ideologies and powerless subjectivities while doing so? What sorts of media images are commonly presented of individuals and groups that are regarded as being deviant in society, and whose interests do they ultimately serve? The answers to these important questions and many others are provided in the pages of Mediated Deviance and Social Otherness: Interrogating Influential Representations, which explores provocative representations of deviance in various media forms—including books, films, musical offerings, news accounts, television programs, and Internet sites—and their substantial cultural, political, and social consequences for the lived realities of individuals of different backgrounds and lifestyles. The eye-opening chapters of this book enable readers to more fully realize the regularity with which media representations continuously contribute, in powerful ways, to the formation and perpetuation of influential social constructions of deviance and otherness as they pertain to delinquents, criminals, and individuals of all ages, classes, genders, races, sexual orientations, and health/(dis)ability statuses. "Mediated Deviance and Social Otherness: Interrogating Influential Representations is a thought-provoking anthology that offers fresh insight and new approaches to critically analyzing social constructions of deviancy across a variety of media forms. While scholars have long examined the relationship between media and deviancy, this collection of essays features a range of theoretical perspectives through which to investigate deviancy and its various interpretations in original ways. In the process, it deepens
Sociological objectivism argues that what defines social deviance is the existence of a real, concrete, damaging or threatening state of affairs. In other words, what turns a state of affairs into a problem is that it actually harms or endangers human life and well-being. Politicians, educators, social workers, law enforcement agents and mental health specialists may claim that an increase in cases of crime, for example, reflects a genuine rise in the behaviour itself. Sharper rises in such rates can naturally lead to stronger societal reactions. Functionalists who adhere to this view, as exemplified by Talcott Parsons and others, considered that customs and institutions that persist over time tend to be those that are good for society because they prohibit harmful activities and encourage beneficial ones that maximise societal preservation. This book explores the dynamics of this social and complex problem.
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.