Deviance and Medicalization: From Badness to Sickness (Google eBook)
This classic text on the nature of deviance, originally published in 1980, is now reissued with a new Afterword by the authors. In this new edition of their award-winning book, Conrad and Schneider investigate the origins and contemporary consequences of the medicalization of deviance. They examine specific cases—madness, alcoholism, opiate addiction, homosexuality, delinquency, and child abuse—and draw out their theoretical and policy implications. In a new chapter, the authors address developments in the last decade—including AIDS, domestic violence, co-dependency, hyperactivity in children, and learning disabilities—and they discuss the fate of medicalization in the 1990s with the changes in medicine and continued restrictions on social services.
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the emergence of mental Illness
drunkenness Inebriety and the disease concept
the fall and rise of medical Involvement
delinquency hyperactivity and child abuse
from sin to sickness to lifestyle
the search for the born criminal and the medical control of criminality
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