Outsiders

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Simon and Schuster, Jun 30, 2008 - Psychology - 224 pages
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One of the most groundbreaking sociology texts of the mid-20th century, Howard S. Becker’s Outsiders is a thorough exploration of social deviance and how it can be addressed in an understanding and helpful manner.

A compulsively readable and thoroughly researched exploration of social deviance and the application of what is known as "labeling theory" to the studies of deviance. With particular research into drug culture, Outsiders analyzes unconventional individuals and their place in normal society.
 

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Contents

OUTSIDERS VIuJ
3
A Sequential Model
19
BECOMING A MARIHUANA USER
41
MARIHUANA
59
THE CULTURE OF A DEVIANT
79
CAREERS
101
RULES AND THEIR ENFORCEMENT
121
MORAL ENTREPRENEURS 147
147
LABELLING THEORY RECONSIDERED
177
INDEX
213
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Howard S. Becker has made major contributions to the sociology of deviance, the sociology of art, and the sociology of music. His books include Tricks of the Trade and What About Mozart? What About Murder? He lives and works in San Francisco and Paris.

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