The Deviance Process (Google eBook)

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Transaction Publishers - Psychology - 281 pages
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Unlike texts that view deviance as an “essence,” independent of the mind of the observer, Pfuhl and Henry perceive deviance, and its opposite, “normality,” as impermanent, human creations, resulting from people interacting with one another—the outcome of the antagonisms, contradictions and conflicts in society. The perspective used is identified as social constructionist: one that includes elements of interactionsts and phenomenological sociology.

This thoroughly revised and updated text offers students a study of deviance from a perspective that will correspond to their everyday experience.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
A Social
3
Constructing Social Reality
14
Multiple Realities and Problematic Meanings
20
Deviance as Social Reality
22
Summary
24
Notes
25
Introduction
27
Retrospective Interpretation
135
The Status Degradation Ceremony
139
The Juvenile Court
142
The Case of Total Institutions
146
Resistance to Labeling
149
Summary
154
Notes
155
Introduction
157

The Social Construction of Official Statistics
29
Summary
45
Notes
47
Introduction
49
Effective Environment Biography and Behavior
53
Biography Affinity and Willingness
55
Willingness and the Neutralization of Moral Constraints
61
Willingness and Values
70
Turning OnTurning Off
74
The Question of Motives
77
RuleBreaking as Negotiated
82
Summary
83
Notes
84
Introduction
85
Instrumental and Symbolic Goals
88
Moral Conversion
91
Myths Legends and Truth
98
Alliances
104
Power
107
Summary
117
Notes
118
Introduction
121
Stereotypy
125
Institutionalizing Deviance
131
Theory
158
Practicalities
164
Stigma and the Primary Deviant
169
Social Consequences of Stigma
174
Deviance Amplification
179
Resolving the Pros and Cons
182
Summary
187
Notes
188
Introduction
191
The Discreditable Deviant
192
Purification and Transcendence
198
Summary
206
Notes
207
Introduction
209
The Dynamics of Mutual and Groups
215
The Deviant as Moral Entrepreneur
220
Deviance as Politics
228
Summary
234
Notes
235
Epilogue
237
Bibliography
241
Author Index
268
Subject Index
274
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Page 247 - Notes on the Sociology of Deviance," pp. 9-21 in HS Becker (ed.) The Other Side: Perspectives on Deviance. New York: Free Press.

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