Deviance and Medicalization : From Badness to Sickness / Edition 2

Deviance and Medicalization : From Badness to Sickness / Edition 2

by Peter Conrad, Joseph W. Schneider
     
 

This classic text on the nature of deviance, originally published in 1980, is now reissued with a new Afterword by the authors. In this new edition of their award-winning book, Conrad and Schneider investigate the origins and contemporary consequences of the medicalization of deviance. They examine specific cases—madness, alcoholism, opiate addiction,

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This classic text on the nature of deviance, originally published in 1980, is now reissued with a new Afterword by the authors. In this new edition of their award-winning book, Conrad and Schneider investigate the origins and contemporary consequences of the medicalization of deviance. They examine specific cases—madness, alcoholism, opiate addiction, homosexuality, delinquency, and child abuse—and draw out their theoretical and policy implications. In a new chapter, the authors address developments in the last decade—including AIDS, domestic violence, co-dependency, hyperactivity in children, and learning disabilities—and they discuss the fate of medicalization in the 1990s with the changes in medicine and continued restrictions on social services.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780877229995
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1992
Edition description:
ENL
Pages:
263
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

1Deviance, definitions, and the medical profession1
2From badness to sickness: changing designations of deviance and social control17
3Medical model of madness: the emergence of mental illness38
4Alcoholism: drunkenness, inebriety, and the disease concept73
5Opiate addiction: the fall and rise of medical involvement110
6Children and medicalization: delinquency, hyperactivity, and child abuse145
7Homosexuality: from sin to sickness to life-style172
8Medicine and crime: the search for the born criminal and the medical control of criminality215
9Medicine as an institution of social control: consequences for society241
10A theoretical statement on the medicalization of deviance261
Afterword: Deviance and medicalization: a decade later277
Bibliography293
Author index311
Subject index317

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