On the Sociology of Deviance: Kai Erikson. Tittle and Raymond Paternoster. The Normal and the Pathological: Emile Durkheim. Social Structure and Anomie: Robert K. Differential Association: Edwin H.
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The book addresses positivistic theories of deviant behavior within a more encompassing description of the deviance process that includes the work of deviance claims-makers, rule-breakers, and social control agents. Cross-cultural and historical treatment of deviance categories provides background for understanding current conceptions of, and responses to, deviance. The book is divided into four parts.
Section One introduces students to the sociology of deviance. A sociological approach to deviance is contrasted with popular views of deviants as demonic, mentally ill, and culturally exotic. Sociological methods for studying deviance are described, with particular emphasis on deviance ethnography.
Classic positivistic theories of deviant behavior are presented with critique and discussion of revised formulations of the theories. Section Two focuses on high consensus criminal deviance, with chapters on murder, rape, street-level property crime, and white collar crime.
Chapters in Section Three addresses various forms of lifestyle deviance, including alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and sex work. Section Four examines three categories of status deviance: mental illness, obesity and eating disorders, and LGBTQ identities.
Constructions of Deviance: Social Power, Context, and Interaction
Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution. While it sounds graphic, the articles themselves are academic in nature, so most read like research, not novels. It demonstrates to students how the concepts and theories of deviance can be applied to the world around them. This book is devance yet featured on Listopia. Open Preview See a Problem? The text presents deviance as a component of society and examines the construction of deviance in terms of differential social power. She has written and taught in the area of deviance, qualitative methods, and the sociology of children.