Constructions of Deviance: Social Power, Context, and Interaction

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Patricia A. Adler, Peter Adler
Thomson/Wadsworth, 2006 - Social Science - 522 pages
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Part One: DEFINING DEVIANCE. 1. On the Sociology of Deviance: Kai Erikson. 2. A Typology of Deviance Based on Middle Class Norms: Charles R. Tittle and Raymond Paternoster. 3. Integrating Normative and Reactivist Definitions of Deviance: Alex Heckert and Druann Maria Heckert. Part Two: THEORIES OF DEVIANCE. 4. The Normal and the Pathological: Emile Durkheim. 5. Social Structure and Anomie: Robert K. Merton. 6. Differential Association: Edwin H. Sutherland and Donald R. Cressey. 7. Labeling Theory: Howard S. Becker. 8. Control Theory of Delinquency: Travis Hirschi. 9. Conflict Theory of Crime: Richard Quinney. 10. Deviance: The Constructionist Stance: Joel Best. Part Three: STUDYING DEVIANCE. 11. Child Abuse Reporting: Douglas J. Besharov, with Lisa A. Laumann. 12. Survey of Sexual Behavior of Americans: Edward O. Laumann, John H. Gagnon, Robert T. Michael, and Stuart Michaels. 13. Researching Dealers and Smugglers: Patricia A. Adler. Part Four: CONSTRUCTING DEVIANCE. MORAL ENTREPRENEUR. 14. The Social Construction of Drug Scares: Craig Reinarman. 15. Blowing Smoke: Status Politics and the Smoking Ban: Justin L. Tuggle and Malcolm D. Holmes. 16. Moral Panics: The Case of Satanic Day Care Centers: Mary deYoung. Differential Social Power. 17. The Saints and the Roughnecks: William J. Chambliss. 18. The Police and the Black Male: Elijah Anderson. 19. Homophobia and Women's Sport: Elaine M. Blinde and Diane E. Taub. 20. The Mark of a Criminal Record: Devah Pager. Part Five: DEVIANT IDENTITY. 21. The Adoption and Management of a "Fat" Identity: Douglas Degher and Gerald Hughes. 22. Becoming Bisexual: Martin S. Weinberg, Colin J. Willimas, and Douglas W. Pryor. 23. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia: Penelope A. McLorg and Diane E. Taub. Part Six: ACCOUNTS. 24. Convicted Rapists' Vocabulary of Motive: Excuses and Justifications: Diana Scully and Joseph Marolla. 25. Disclaimers and Accounts in Cases of Catholic Priests Accused of Pedophilia: James G. Thomson, Joseph A. Marolla, and David G. Bromley. Part Seven: STIGMA MANAGEMENT. 26. Protecting One's Self from a Stigmatized Disease: James Daniel Lee and Elizabeth A. Craft. 27. Stigma Management Among the Voluntarily Childless: Kristin Park. 28. Collective Stigma Management and Shame: Avowal, Management, and Contestation: Daniel D. Martin. Part Eight: THE SOCIAL ORGANIATION OF DEVIANCE. Loners. 29. Self-Injurers as Loners: Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler. Subcultures. 30. Real Punks and Pretenders: The Social Organization of a Counterculture: Kathryn J. Fox. Gangs. Gangs. 31. Gender and Victimization Risk Among Young Women in Gangs: Jody Miller. Formal Organizations. 32. International Organized Crime: Roy Godson and William J. Olson. Corporations. Corporations. 33. The Crash of ValueJet Flight 592: A Case Study in State-Corporate Crime: Rick A. Matthews and David Kauzlarich. Part Nine: STRUCTURE OF THE DEVIANT ACT. Individual. 34. Sexual Asphyxia: Shearon A. Lowery and Charles V. Wetli. Cooperation. 35. Pimp-Controlled Prostitution: Celia Williamson and Terry Cluse-Tolar. 36. Naked Power: Stripping as a Confidence Game: Lisa Pasko. Conflict. 37. Fraternities and Rape on Campus: Patricia Yancey Martin and Robert A.Hummer. 38. Opportunity and Crime in the Medical Professions: John Liederbach. Part Ten: PHASES OF THE DEVIANT CAREER. Entering Deviance. 39. Joining a Gang: Being Deviant. Martin Sanchez Jankowski. Managing Deviance. 40. Gay Male Christian Couples and Sexual Exclusivity: Exiting Deviance. Andrew K.T. Yip. Leaving Deviance. 41. Shifts and Oscillations in Deviant Careers: Upper-level Drug Dealers and Smugglers: Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler. 42. Exiting Child Molesting: Douglas W. Pryor. References for the General and Part Introductions.

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Patricia A. Adler (Ph.D., University of California, San Diego) is Professor of Sociology at the University of Colorado, Boulder. In 1999, she was named Outstanding Teacher in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and in 2005 she received the Outstanding Researcher Award for the Boulder campus. In 2004, Adler was awarded the Mentor Excellence Award from the Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction. She has written and taught in the areas of deviance, social psychology, sociology of gender, and the sociology of children. A second edition of her book, WHEELING AND DEALING (Columbia University Press), a study of upper-level drug traffickers, was published in 1993.

Peter S. Adler, Ph.D. is President of The Keystone Center, which applies consensus-building and scientific information to energy, environmental, and health-related policy problems. The Keystone Center also offers extensive training and professional education programs to educators and business leaders and runs the Keystone Science School in the Rocky Mountains. Adler's specialty is multi-party negotiation and problem solving. He has worked extensively on water management and resource planning problems and mediates, writes, trains, and teaches in diverse areas of conflict management. He has extensive experience in land planning issues, construction issues, water problems, marine and coastal affairs, and strategic resource management.Prior to his appointment at Keystone, Adler held executive positions with the Hawaii Justice Foundation, the Hawaii Supreme Court's Center for Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR), and the Neighborhood Justice Center. He has served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in India, an instructor and Associate Director of the Hawaii Bound School, and President of the Society of Professionals in Dispute Resolution. He has been awarded the Roberston-Cunninghame Scholar in Residence Fellowship at the University of New England, New South Wales, Australia, a Senior Fellowship at the Western Justice Center, and was a consultant to the U.S. Institute for Environmental Conflict Resolution.

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