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Deviance: The Interactionist Perspective by Earl Rubington
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This highly successful reader presents the interactionist approach to the study of deviance, examining deviance as a social phenomenon that consists of a set of interpretations and social reactions. The interactionist perspective focuses on issues such as how people typify one another, how they relate to one another based on these typifications, and the consequences of these social processes. This perspective helps students understand the sociology of deviance, and also of social processes.

Table of Contents

* indicates new readings. Preface. General Introduction. I. THE SOCIAL DEVIANT. 1. The Process of Social Typing. Howard S. Becker, Outsiders. *Druann Maria Heckert and Amy Best, "Redheads as Deviant Types." *Spenser E. Cahill and Robin Eggleston, "Wheelchair Users." 2. The Cultural Context. Jane R. Mercer, Labeling the Mentally Retarded. *Enid Logan, "The Crack Baby Panic." * Kirsten Dellinger and Christine L. Williams, "The Labeling of Sexual Harassment." 3. Accommodation to Deviance. Kathleen J. Ferraro and John M. Johnson, How Women Experience Battering. Michael Lynch, Accommodation to Madness. *J. Scott Kenney, "When Accommodation Breaks Down." 4. The Role of Third Parties. Earl S. Rubington, The Enforcement of College Alcohol Policy. Edwin M. Lemert, Paranoia and the Dynamics of Exclusion. Erving Goffman, The Moral Career of the Mental Patient. II. THE FORMAL REGULATION OF DEVIANCE. 5. Agencies and Their Theories. William B. Waegel, Case Routinization in Investigative Police Work. Kathryn J. Fox, Control Agents and the Creation of Deviant Types. Donileen R. Loseke and Spencer E. Cahill, Experts on Battered Women. 6. Organizational Processing of Deviants. Christine Bowditch, Getting Rid of Troublemakers in High School. Lisa Frohmann, Sexual Assault. James A. Holstein, Mental Illness Assumptions in Commitment Hearings. 7. The Effects of Contact with Control Agents. William J. Chambliss, The Saints and the Roughnecks. *Adina Nack, "Medical Diagnosis and the Reinforcement of Deviant Labels." Nancy J. Herman and Charlene E. Miall, "The Positive Consequences of Stigma." III. RELATIONS AMONG DEVIANTS. 8. The Social Organization of Deviants. Joel Best and David F. Luckenbill, Types of Relationships. * Jody Miller, "Girls, Gangs, and Gender." Nancy J. Herman, 'Mixed Nutters,' 'Looney Tuners,' and 'Daffy Ducks.' 9. Getting into Deviant Groups. Martin S. Weinberg, Becoming a Nudist. Martin Sanchez Jankowski, Getting into Gangs. Sharon Abbott, Doing Porn. 10. Acculturation to Group Norms. *Elijah Anderson, "The Code of the Streets." Martin S. Weinberg, The Nudist Management of Respectability. Liahna Gordon, Lesbians' Resistance to Culturally-Defined Attractiveness. 11. Social Diversity. *Dean A. Dabney and Richard C. Hollinger, "Drugged Druggists." Paul C. Higgins, Outsiders in a Hearing World. Stephen E. Lankenau, Diversity in Panhandling. IV. DEVIANT IDENTITY. 12. Acquiring a Deviant Identity. Martin S. Weinberg, Colin J. Williams, and Douglas W. Pryor, Becoming Bisexual. *Penelope A. McLorg and Diane E. Taub, "Anorexia, Bulimia and Developing a Deviant Identity." *Katherine Irwin, "Tattoos without Stigma." 13. Managing A Deviant Identity. Michael Petrunik and Clifford D. Shearing, Stutterers' Practices. Carol Rambo Ronai and Rabecca Cross,Stripteasers Management of their Deviant Identity. James G. Thomson, Joseph A. Marolla, and David G. Bromley, Priests and Pedophilia. 14. Transforming Deviant Identity. Harrison M. Trice and Paul Michael Roman, Delabeling, Relabeling, and Alcoholics Anonymous. *Ira Sommers, Deborah R. Baskin, and Jeffrey Fagan, "Getting Out of the Life." Martin S. Weinberg, Colin J. Williams, and Bo Laurent, Medicalizing and Demedicalizing Hermaphroditism.
Release date NZ
May 28th, 2004
Country of Publication
United States
9th Revised edition
black & white tables
Allyn & Bacon
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