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The highly readable articles in this comprehensive anthology explore the essence of deviant behavior--its construction, explanation, commission, and control. Substantive introductions to each section and to each article allow the book's component parts to stand on their own depending on instructional needs. Topic-specific Internet websites are also provided.
Bruce Jacobs has selected an eclectic cross-section of compelling readings. The book's theoretical coverage draws from classic as well as contemporary approaches (e.g., lifecourse, general strain, institutional anomie, feminist), with an emphasis on the latter. The empirical selections on forms of deviant behavior are engaging, ethnographic, and timely. Coverage includes:
* Child Prostitution
* Robbery of Drug Dealers
* Impersonal Homosexual Sex
* Internet Pornography
* Petty Shoplifting
* Eating Disorders
* Life on Death Row
* Racial Profiling
* Ritalin and the Drugging of Children
* Sex Tourism
* Athletes with Physical Disabilities
* Violence Beyond the Law
* Cyberspace Crime
* Use of Cameras, Drug Tests, and DNA Analysis to Monitor Deviants
Additional Features:
* The section on deviant identity management emphasizes the acquisition and management of stigma.
* The researching deviance section features the process by which scholars conduct deviance research (both ethnographic and survey)--as well as how they identify and infiltrate settings, negotiate dilemmas and contradictions, and secure valid data.
* The section on deviance and social control covers profiling, life sentences, judicial discretion, and surveillance.
* Gender isincorporated throughout the book as a crucial mediating variable. Feminist perspectives are included, as well as approaches that focus on masculinity and deviance.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781891487569
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 498

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University of Missouri, St. Louis

University of Southern California

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Table of Contents

Part I: Constructing Deviance

1. Outsiders, Howard S. Becker

2. Fear, the Media, and the Construction of Deviance, Barry Glassner

3. On the Sociology of Deviance, Kai T. Erikson

4. Defining Deviancy Down, Daniel Patrick Moynihan

Part II: Explaining Deviance

5. Deviance and Low Self-Control, Michael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi

6. Deviance, Anomie, and the American Dream, Steven F. Messner and Richard Rosenfeld

7. Deviance and Oppositional Culture: The Code of the Streets, Elijah Anderson

8. The Theory of Differential Association, Edwin Sutherland and Donald Cressey

9. General Strain Theory of Crime and Delinquency, Robert Agnew

10. Crime and Deviance in the Lifecourse, Robert J. Sampson and John H. Laub

11. Techniques of Neutralization, Gresham Sykes and David Matza

12. A Radical Conception of Crime and Deviance, Michael J. Lynch

13. Gender, Crime, and Deviance, Kathleen Daly

14. Deviance, Labeling, and Reintegrative Shaming, John Braithwaite

Part III: Researching Deviance

15. Studying Sex: An American Survey, Edward O. Laumann, Robert T. Michael, John Gagnon, and Stuart Michaels

16. Researching Crack Dealers, Bruce A. Jacobs

17. Gender and Research with the Police, Jennifer Hunt

Part IV: Drugs

18. The Social Construction of Drugs and Drug Use, Robert F. Meier and Gilbert Geis

19. Marijuana and Lifestyle: Exploring Tolerable Deviance, Andrew Hathaway

20. I Take Care of My Kids: Mothering Practices of Substance-Abusing Women, Phyllis Baker and Amy Carson

21. The Ethic of "Responsible Drinking", Earl Rubington

22. Ritalin Ascendant, Lawrence Diller

23. American Women and Smoking: 22 Million Just Don't Get It, Ann Colston Wentz

Part V: Violence

24. Next Time She'll Be Dead: What is Domestic Violence?, Ann Jones

25. Gang Violence, Scott H. Decker and Barrik Van Winkle

26. Hate Crimes: The Rising Tide of Bigotry and Bloodshed, Jack Levin and Jack McDevitt

27. Robbing Drug Dealers: Violence Beyond the Law, Bruce A. Jacobs

28. The Spectrum of Child Abuse, R. Kim Oates

Part VI: Sexual Deviance

29. The Social Organization of Prostitution, Robert F. Meier and Gilbert Geis

30. Erotic Cyberspace: The Internet and "Logging On" to Sex, Keith F. Durkin and Clifton D. Bryant

31. Men Who Have Sex with Other Men, Barry D. Adam, Alan Sears, and Glenn Schellenberg

32. Turn-Ons for Money: Interactional Strategies of the Table Dancer, Carol Rambo Ronai and Carolyn Ellis

33. Sex Tourism and Child Prostitution in Asia, Heather Montgomery

34. Fraternities and Rape on Campus, Patricia Yancey Martin and Robert A. Hummer

Part VII: White Collar Deviance

35. Crime in Cyberspace, Gene Stephens

36. Corporate Deviance, David R. Simon

37. Organized Deviance, David R. Simon and Frank E. Hagan

38. Accounts of Professional Misdeeds: The Sexual Exploitation of Clients by Psychotherapists, Mark R. Pogrebin, Eric D. Poole, and Amos Martinez

39. Doctor-assisted Suicide, Bonnie Steinbock

Part VIII: Mental Illness

40. Nowhere to go: Homelessness and Mental Illness, E. Fuller Torrey

41. The Compulsion to Amputate One's Own Limbs: Apotemnophilia and Mental Disorder, Carl Elliott

42. Women's Madness: Misogyny or Mental Illness?, Jane M. Ussher

43. Managing "Crazy" Friends and Relatives: Accommodation Practices and Vernacular Treatments of Madness, Michael Lynch

44. The Suicidal Mind: Why Do We Kill Ourselves?, Edwin S. Shneidman

45. On Being Sane in Insane Places, David L. Rosenhan

Part IX: Stigma and Identity Management

46. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia: The Development of Deviant Identities, Penelope A. McLorg and Diane E. Taub

47. Becoming a Shoplifter: The Seductions of Deviance, Jack Katz

48. Stigma Management Through Participation in Sport and Physical Activity: Experiences of Male College Students with Physical Disabilities, Diane E. Taub, Elaine M. Blinde, and Kimberly R. Greer

49. Women Athletes as Falsely Accused Deviants: Managing the Lesbian Stigma, Elaine M. Blinde and Diane E. Taub

50. Gay and Greek: The Identity Paradox of Gay Fraternities, King-To Yeung and Mindy Stombler

51. Return to Sender: Reintegrative Stigma Management Strategies of Ex-psychiatric Patients, Nancy J. Herman

52. Leaving Deviance: The Case of Upper-level Drug Dealers and Smugglers, Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler

Part X: Deviance and Social Control

53. Driving While Black, Elijah Anderson

54. Life on Death Row, Robert Johnson

55. Race, Class, and Gender in Female Sentencing: An Ethnographic Perspective, Jody Miller

56. Surveillance and Reputation in America, Steven L. Nock

57. Everyday Surveillance: Vigilance and Visibility in Postmodern Life, William G. Staples

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