Exploring Deviance in Canada: A Reader

Paperback | February 16, 2011

EditorEd Ksenych

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Combining classic and contemporary articles, Exploring Deviance in Canada introduces students to central themes in the study of deviance, from the construction of deviance and normalcy to social control, sexual deviance, and mental illness. Taking both a theoretical and critical approach, thethematically organized selections include scholarly research articles, excerpts from major theorists, government reports, interviews, and journalistic writing. Each reading is prefaced with a practical introduction that helps students contextualize key concepts and apply them to a variety ofeveryday situations. With a unique Canadian focus, this reader situates deviance in a landscape that students in Canada can relate to, while still offering a global perspective. Wide-ranging and comprehensive, this diverse collection is essential reading for students studying the sociology ofdeviance.

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Combining classic and contemporary articles, Exploring Deviance in Canada introduces students to central themes in the study of deviance, from the construction of deviance and normalcy to social control, sexual deviance, and mental illness. Taking both a theoretical and critical approach, thethematically organized selections include sc...

Ed Ksenych did his graduate work in social theory at York University and has been a professor at George Brown College for over twenty-five years. He teaches various courses in sociology and philosophy, but especially enjoys introducing students to the excitement of sociological inquiry. He has won the Board of Governors' Award of Exce...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:440 pages, 9 × 7 × 0.82 inPublished:February 16, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of ContentsAcknowledgementsGeneral IntroductionPart I: The Question of Deviance1. George Gurley: 'Pleasures of the Fur'2. Linda Deutschmann: 'Prescientific Approaches to Deviance'3. Robert Silverman, J. Teevan, and V. Sacco: 'Lay Definitions of Crime'4. Law Commission of Canada: 'What Is a Crime?'5. Emile Durkheim: 'Crime and the Collective Consciousness' and 'The Normal and the Pathological'Part 2: Constructing Deviance and Normalcy6. William O'Grady: 'Crime, Fear, and Risk'7. Ed Ksenych: 'On Rising Crime in Toronto'8. Maria Elizabeth Grabe: 'Television News Magazines and Functionalism'9. Harvey Sacks: 'On doing 'being ordinary''10. Erving Goffman: 'Stigma and Social Identity'Part 3: Social Control and Justice11. Michael Lynch: 'Accommodation Practices'12. Michel Foucault: 'Body of the Condemned'13. Julian V. Roberts: 'Life in Prison: Interview with a Lifer'14. Bryan Hogeveen: 'Is There Justice for Young People?'15. Law Commission of Canada: 'Restorative Justice'Part 4: Sexual Deviance16. Tamara O'Doherty: 'Off Street Commercial Sex'17. Chris Bruckert: 'The World of the Professional Stripper'18. James F. Hodgson: 'Juvenile Prostitutes'Part 5: Mental Illness and Psychiatry19. Sigmund Freud: 'Why Is It So Difficult for People to Be Happy?'20. Nancy Heitzig: 'Medical Deviance and DICA: Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence'21. D. L. Rosenhan: 'Being Sane in Insane Places'Part 6: Youth and Deviance22. Julian Tanner: 'Deviant Youth: The Social Construction of Youth Problems'23. National Crime Prevention Centre of Public Safety Canada: 'Youth Gangs in Canada: What Do We Know?' and 'Youth Gang Involvement: What Are the Risk Factors?'24. Robert J. Brym: 'Hip Hop from Caps to Bling'25. John F. Manzo and Monetta M. Bailey: 'On the Assimilation of Racial Stereotypes among Black Canadian Young Offenders'Part 7: Street Crime26. Erin Anderson: 'One on One with a Killer'27. Barbara Boyle Torrey: 'Data Gold Mines and Minefields'28. Rebecca Kong, Holly Johnson, Sara Beattie, and Andrea Cardillo: 'Sexual Offences in Canada'29. Eric W. Hickey: 'Profiling Serial Killers'30. Jack Katz: 'Criminals' Passions and the Progressive's Dilemma'Part 8: Issues in Moral and Legal Regulation31. Linda MacLeod: 'Wife Battering in Canada'32. John Hagan: 'Corporate and White-Collar Crime'33. Steven Kleinknecht: 'The Hacker Spirit: An Interactionist Analysis of the Hacker Ideology'34. James Cosgrave: 'Regulating Vice: The Moral Trajectory of Gambling in Canada'Index

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"The Canadian context, variety of topics covered, and critical thinking material provide a good resource for courses on deviance and criminology." --Reza Rahbari, York University