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Wayward Puritans: A Study in the Sociology of Deviance / Edition 1
     

Wayward Puritans: A Study in the Sociology of Deviance / Edition 1

by Kai T. Erikson
 

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ISBN-10: 0205424031

ISBN-13: 9780205424030

Pub. Date: 09/21/2004

Publisher: Prentice Hall

This book uses the Puritan settlement in 17th-century Massachusetts as a setting in which to examine several ideas about deviant behavior in society.

Combining sociology and history, Erikson draws on the records of the Bay Colony to illustrate the way in which deviant behavior fits in the texture of social life generally.

The main argument of

Overview

This book uses the Puritan settlement in 17th-century Massachusetts as a setting in which to examine several ideas about deviant behavior in society.

Combining sociology and history, Erikson draws on the records of the Bay Colony to illustrate the way in which deviant behavior fits in the texture of social life generally.

The main argument of Wayward Puritans is that deviant forms of behavior are often a valuable resource in society, providing a point of contrast which is necessary for the maintenance of a coherent social order.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205424030
Publisher:
Prentice Hall
Publication date:
09/21/2004
Series:
Allyn and Bacon Classics Ser.
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword to the Classics Edition.

Preface.

1. On the Sociology of Deviance.

2. The Puritans of Massachusetts Bay.

Historical Background.

The Puritan Ethos.

Law and Authority.

3. The Shapes of the Devil

The Antinomian Controversy.

The Quaker Invasion.

The Witches of Salem Village.

4. Stabilities and Instabilities in Puritan Crime Rates.

5. Puritanism and Deviancy.

Afterword.

Appendix.

Bibliography.

Index.

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