Contexts of Deviance: Statuses, Institutions, and Interactions by Jack SpencerContexts of Deviance: Statuses, Institutions, and Interactions by Jack Spencer

Contexts of Deviance: Statuses, Institutions, and Interactions

byJack Spencer

Paperback | September 26, 2014

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While most readers are more about deviance than sociology, this reader brings sociology front and center by studying deviance and social control in their social contexts. When we do this, sociologists go about using what we know, for example, about race or gender or the family or mass media orsocial movements to study and understand deviance and control. The reader is divided into six parts: 1) theory, 2) social control, 3) statuses and identities, 4) institutions, 5) social movements, and 6) subcultures. Readings range from classics to contemporary pieces, from macro-level studies tostudies of face-to-face encounters. A wide range of theoretical traditions are represented - from functionalist and critical to post-modern and interactionist. Introductions help students see all of these connections: what it means to study deviance and control in a social context; to appreciateresearch questions at different levels of analysis; to understand how a positivist orientation is different from a subjectivist orientation.An Instructor's Manual and Test Bank authored by Dr. Thomas Ratliff (Arkansas State University) are available to qualified instructors via the Ancillary Resource Center (ARC) at
Jack Spencer (Ph.D. Indiana University) is Associate Professor of Sociology and Director of Graduate Studies at Purdue University. He is author of numerous articles and papers, and author of The Paradox of Youth Violence (2011). He has been teaching social deviance courses for more than 30 years.
Title:Contexts of Deviance: Statuses, Institutions, and InteractionsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:520 pages, 9.25 × 7.5 × 0.68 inPublished:September 26, 2014Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199973571

ISBN - 13:9780199973576


Table of Contents

PrefaceGeneral IntroductionPART I : Theories of DevianceI.A MACRO1. Emile Durkheim: Anomic Suicide2. Annette Jolin: Feminist Theory and Prostitution PolicyI.B MESO3. Joel Best and David Luckenbill: The Social Organization of Deviants4. Michael White and Karen Terry: Child Sexual Abuse in the Catholic ChurchI.C SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGICAL5. Travis Hirschi: Control Theory of Delinquency6. Edwin Lemert: Primary and Secondary DevianceI.D LANGUAGE AND SOCIAL ENCOUNTERS7. Erving Goffman: Stigma and Social Identity8. Marvin Scott and Stanford Lyman: AccountsPART II: Social Control9. Gary Marx: Ironies of Social Control10. Elaine Blinde and Diane Taub: Women Athletes as Falsely Accused Deviants11. Jen Weiss: Student Resistance to School SurveillancePART III: Statuses and IdentitiesIII.A GENDER12. M.J. Gathings and Kylie Parrotta: Constructing an Identity Worthy of Leniency13. Kally Whitehead and Tim Kurtz: Constructions of Anorexia and Obesity in Women's Magazines14. Michael Kimmel and Matthew Mahler: Adolescent Masculinity, Homophobia and ViolenceIII.B RACE AND ETHNICITY15. Randy Blazak: White Boys to Terrorist Men16. Barbara Perry: "There's Just Places ya' Don't Wanna Go": The Segregating Impact of Hate Crime Against Native Americans17. Kevin Early and Ronald Akers: Beliefs about Suicide in the African-American CommunityIII.C SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS18. August Hollingshead and Frederick Redlich: Social Stratification and Psychiatric Disorders19. Alex Heckert and Druann Heckert: Common Norms of the U.S. Middle Class20. Robert Tillman: Political Origins of Corporate Corruption in the New EconomyIII.D SEXUAL ORIENTATION21. Peter Conrad and Alison Angell: Homosexuality and Remedicalization22. Donileen Loseke and James Cavendish: Rhetorically Constructing the Dignity of Sexually Marginalized Catholics23. Colin Williams, and Douglas Pryor: Bisexuals at Midlife, Martin WeinbergPART IV: InstitutionsIV.A FAMILY24. Deanna Button and Roberta Gealt: High Risk Behaviors among Victims of Sibling Abuse25. Carla Pfeffer: Normative Resistance and Inventive Pragmatism in Transgender Families26. Joan Jackson: Adjustment of the Family to AlcoholismIV.B MEDICINE27. Peter Conrad and Joseph Schneider: Medicine and Social Control28. James Holstein: Conversational Organization of Competence and Incompetence29. Donald Ball: An Abortion Clinic EthnographyIV.C MASS MEDIA30. Steven Stack and Jim Gundlach: The Effect of Country Music on Suicide31. Jason Ingram and Sameer Hinduja: Neutralizing Music Piracy32. Rachel Gans-Boriskin and Claire Wardle: Negotiating Boundaries of Mental Illness on Law and OrderIV.D EDUCATION33. Christine Bowditch: The Production of High School Dropouts34. Ronald Burns and Charles Crawford: School Shootings, The Media and Public Fear: Ingredients for a Moral Panic35. Patricia Martin and Robert Hummer: Fraternities and Rape on College CampusPART V: Subcultures36. Martin Atherton: Deaf Clubs and the British Deaf Community37. Brian Kelly: Club Drug Use and Risk Management38. Sean Kidd: Qualitative Analysis of Street Youth SuicidePART VI: Social Movements39. Renee Anspach: Political Activism among the Physical Disabled and Former Mental Patients40. Patrick Gillham and John Noakes: Transgressive Protests and the Limits of Negotiated Management41. Valerie Jenness: COYOTE and the Reorganization of Prostitution as a Social Problem