The Politics of Deviance

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Encounter Books, 2002 - Social Science - 194 pages
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Arguing against the grain of her own discipline, Anne Hendershott asserts the value and strength of the most important of all determinants of behavior--social norms and the commitment to accept them. The Politics of Deviance maintains that definitions of deviance that rely upon reason, and not emotion or political advocacy, are indispensable to the process of generating and sustaining cultural values and reaffirming the moral ties that bind us together.

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One Medicalizing the Deviance of Drug Abuse
Two Removing the Stigma from Mental Illness

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About the author (2002)

Anne Hendershott is a Professor of Sociology at the University of San Diego and lives in San Diego, California, with her husband and children.

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