Thinking about Deviance: A Realistic Perspective

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Rowman & Littlefield, 2008 - 251 pàgines
Thinking About Deviance, second edition, explores how people participate in and produce the phenomena of deviance. Through nineteen brief and provocative chapters, such as 'Is Deviance Harmful or Helpful?', 'Once Deviant, Always Deviant?', and 'Do You Get the Time Because You Did the Crime?', the book examines how everyone is involved in the many facets of deviance. While a small portion of deviance may seem to be exotic, done by people on the fringe of society, deviance is an integral part of society and of conventional people's lives. By using everyday instances of deviance familiar to college students (such as shoplifting, academic cheating, underage drinking, and smoking) and examples from the media, the book engages readers and enables them to develop more general thinking about deviance. Through an interactive style in which the readers are asked questions and presented with hypothetical and actual situations for their thoughts, the book creates a 'conversation' with the readers. It encourages readers to think about and question deviance, including their participation in and their assumptions about it, in ways they are unlikely to have done before.
 

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Continguts

What Is Deviance?
11
Who Is Deviant?
23
What Do We Need to Know to Understand Deviance?
33
Is Deviance a Threat to or Part of the Foundation of Social Life?
43
Its Disgusting Isnt It?
51
Is Deviance Harmful Or Helpful?
61
Can Deviance Be Intended to Promote Morality Not Violate It?
69
Once Deviant Always Deviant?
75
What Kind of Person Is the Offender?
137
Images of Harm or Harmful Images?
149
Who Could Cause Such Harm?
157
Do You Get the Time Because You Did the Crime?
169
Can We Deal with Deviance without Discriminating?
179
Each Case of Deviance Is Different Isnt It?
197
How Can We Get People to Do What We Want Them to Do?
209
Conclusion
221

How Much Deviance Is There?
87
What Causes People to Commit Deviance?
101
How Does Meaning Matter in Committing Deviance?
113
What Happened?
125
References
229
Index
247
About the Authors
251
Copyright

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Sobre l'autor (2008)

Paul Higgins is professor of sociology at University of South Carolina and author of Understanding Deviance. Mitch Mackinem is assistant professor of sociology at Claflin University.

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