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Deviance: A Symbolic Interactionist Approach / Edition 1

Deviance: A Symbolic Interactionist Approach / Edition 1


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ISBN-13: 9781882289387
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 01/28/1995
Series: Reynolds Series in Sociology Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 640
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.56(d)

About the Author

Nancy J. Herman (Ph.D., McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Canada) is Associate Professor of Sociology at Central Michigan University. She has researched, written, and taught in the areas of deviance, social psychology, the sociology of mental illness, and qualitative methods. In 1994, she co-edited with Larry T. Reynolds, Symbolic Interaction: An Introduction to Social Psychology (New York: General Hall). Dr. Herman is currently the editor of the Michigan Sociological Review.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Introduction: What is Deviant Behavior? Chapter 2 Criminology: An Integrationist Perspective Chapter 3 Psychological Theories of Deviance Part 4 Traditional Theories of Deviance Chapter 5 The Normal and the Pathological Chapter 6 Social Structure and Anomie Chapter 7 Illegitimate Means and Delinquent Subcultures Chapter 8 Evaluation of Structural-Functionalist and Anomie Theories Chapter 9 The Theory of Differential Association Chapter 10 Evaluation of Differential Association Theory Chapter 11 A Control Theory of Delinquency Chapter 12 Evaluation of Social Control Theory Part 13 Contemporary Theories of Deviance Chapter 14 Group Conflict Theory as an Explanation of Crime Chapter 15 A Radical Perspective on Crime Chapter 16 Evaluation of Conflict Theory Chapter 17 Secondary Deviance and Role Conceptions Chapter 18 Outsiders Chapter 19 Evaluation of Labeling Theory Part 20 Studying Deviance Chapter 21 Accessing the Stigmatized: Gatekeeper Problems, Obstacles and Impediments to Social Research Chapter 22 Personal Safety in Dangerous Places Part 23 The Deviance-Making Enterprise Chapter 24 Moral Entrepeneurs: The Creation and Enforcement of Deviant Categories Chapter 25 The Social Construction of Deviance: Experts on Battered Women Chapter 26 The 'Discovery' of Child Abuse Chapter 27 The Legislation of Morality: Creating Drug Laws Chapter 28 Medicine as an Institution of Social Control: Consequences for Society Part 29 Organizational Deviance—Beyond the Interpersonal Level Chapter 30 The Making of Blind Men Chapter 31 Record-keeping Practices in the Policing of Deviants Chapter 32 Constructing Probationer Careers: Revocation as Censure Transformation and Tertiary Deviance in the Deviance Amplification Process Chapter 33 The In-patient Phase in the Career of the Psychiatric Patient Chapter 34 Being Sane in Insane Places Part 35 Organizing Deviants—Subcultures and Deviant Activities Chapter 36 The "Mixed Nutters" and "Looney Tuners:" The Emergence, Development, Nature, and Functions of Two Informal, Deviant Subcultures of Chronic Ex-psychiatric Patients Chapter 37 Constructing Women and Their World: The Subculture of Female Impersonation Chapter 38 Into the Darkness: An Ethnographic Study of Witchcraft and Death Chapter 39 The Urban Speed Gang: An Examination of the Subculture of Young Motorcyclists Chapter 40 The Culture of Gangs in the Culture of the School Chapter 41 Parade Strippers: A Note on Being Naked in Public Chapter 42 Knives and Gaffs: Definitions in the Deviant World of Cockfighting Chapter 43 Policing Morality: Impersonal Sex in Public Places Part 44 Becoming Deviant Chapter 45 Paranoia and the Dynamics of Exclusion Chapter 46 Creating Crazies/Making Mentals: The Pre-patient Phase in the Moral Career of the Psychiatric Patient Chapter 47 A Model of Homosexual Identity Formation Chapter 48 Becoming an Addict/Alcoholic Chapter 49 Drifting into Dealing: Becoming a Cocaine Seller Chapter 50 Becoming a Hit Man: Neutralization in a Very Deviant Career Part 51 Managing Stigma/Managing Deviant Identities Chapter 52 Stigma and Social Identity Chapter 53 Deviance as Disavowal: The Managment of Strained Interaction by the Visibly Handicapped Chapter 54 Return to Sender: Reintegrative Stigma-Management Strategies of Ex-Psychiatric Patients Chapter 55 Double Stigma and Boundary Maintenance: How Gay Men Deal with AIDS Chapter 56 'stomates: Negotiating and Involuntary Identity Part 57 Transforming Deviance Chapter 58 The 'Post' Phase of Deviant Careers: Reintegrating Drug Traffickers Chapter 59 Becoming Normal: Certification as a Stage in Exiting from Crime Chapter 60 Recovery through Self-Help Chapter 61 Gaining and Losing Weight: Identity Transformations

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