Investigating Deviance: An Anthology

Paperback | September 29, 2002

EditorBruce A. JacobsForeword byBarry Glassner

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The highly readable articles in this comprehensive anthology explore the essence of deviant behavior--its construction, explanation, commission, and control. Substantive introductions to each section and to each article allow the book's component parts to stand on their own depending oninstructional needs. Topic-specific Internet websites are also provided. Bruce Jacobs has selected an eclectic cross-section of compelling readings. The book's theoretical coverage draws from classic as well as contemporary approaches (e.g., lifecourse, general strain, institutional anomie, feminist), with an emphasis on the latter. The empirical selections on forms ofdeviant behavior are engaging, ethnographic, and timely. Coverage includes: * Child Prostitution * Robbery of Drug Dealers * Impersonal Homosexual Sex * Internet Pornography * Petty Shoplifting * Eating Disorders * Life on Death Row * Racial Profiling * Ritalin and the Drugging of Children * Sex Tourism * Athletes with Physical Disabilities * Violence Beyond the Law * Cyberspace Crime * Use of Cameras, Drug Tests, and DNA Analysis to Monitor Deviants Additional Features: * The section on deviant identity management emphasizes the acquisition and management of stigma. * The researching deviance section features the process by which scholars conduct deviance research (both ethnographic and survey)--as well as how they identify and infiltrate settings, negotiate dilemmas and contradictions, and secure valid data. * The section on deviance and social control covers profiling, life sentences, judicial discretion, and surveillance. * Gender is incorporated throughout the book as a crucial mediating variable. Feminist perspectives are included, as well as approaches that focus on masculinity and deviance.

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The highly readable articles in this comprehensive anthology explore the essence of deviant behavior--its construction, explanation, commission, and control. Substantive introductions to each section and to each article allow the book's component parts to stand on their own depending oninstructional needs. Topic-specific Internet websi...

Bruce A. Jacobs is at University of Missouri, St. Louis.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:548 pages, 7.01 × 9.21 × 1.18 inPublished:September 29, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Part I: Constructing DevianceHoward S. Becker: 1. OutsidersBarry Glassner: 2. Fear, the Media, and the Construction of DevianceKai T. Erikson: 3. On the Sociology of DevianceDaniel Patrick Moynihan: 4. Defining Deviancy DownPart II: Explaining DevianceMichael Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi: 5. Deviance and Low Self-ControlSteven F. Messner and Richard Rosenfeld: 6. Deviance, Anomie, and the American DreamElijah Anderson: 7. Deviance and Oppositional Culture: The Code of the StreetsEdwin Sutherland and Donald Cressey: 8. The Theory of Differential AssociationRobert Agnew: 9. General Strain Theory of Crime and DelinquencyRobert J. Sampson and John H. Laub: 10. Crime and Deviance in the LifecourseGresham Sykes and David Matza: 11. Techniques of NeutralizationMichael J. Lynch: 12. A Radical Conception of Crime and DevianceKathleen Daly: 13. Gender, Crime, and DevianceJohn Braithwaite: 14. Deviance, Labeling, and Reintegrative ShamingPart III: Researching DevianceEdward O. Laumann, Robert T. Michael, John Gagnon, and Stuart Michaels: 15. Studying Sex: An American SurveyBruce A. Jacobs: 16. Researching Crack DealersJennifer Hunt: 17. Gender and Research with the PolicePart IV: DrugsRobert F. Meier and Gilbert Geis: 18. The Social Construction of Drugs and Drug UseAndrew Hathaway: 19. Marijuana and Lifestyle: Exploring Tolerable DeviancePhyllis Baker and Amy Carson: 20. I Take Care of My Kids: Mothering Practices of Substance-Abusing WomenEarl Rubington: 21. The Ethic of "Responsible Drinking"Lawrence Diller: 22. Ritalin AscendantAnn Colston Wentz: 23. American Women and Smoking: 22 Million Just Don't Get ItPart V: ViolenceAnn Jones: 24. Next Time She'll Be Dead: What is Domestic Violence?Scott H. Decker and Barrik Van Winkle: 25. Gang ViolenceJack Levin and Jack McDevitt: 26. Hate Crimes: The Rising Tide of Bigotry and BloodshedBruce A. Jacobs: 27. Robbing Drug Dealers: Violence Beyond the LawR. Kim Oates: 28. The Spectrum of Child AbusePart VI: Sexual DevianceRobert F. Meier and Gilbert Geis: 29. The Social Organization of ProstitutionKeith F. Durkin and Clifton D. Bryant: 30. Erotic Cyberspace: The Internet and "Logging On" to SexBarry D. Adam, Alan Sears, and Glenn Schellenberg: 31. Men Who Have Sex with Other MenCarol Rambo Ronai and Carolyn Ellis: 32. Turn-Ons for Money: Interactional Strategies of the Table DancerHeather Montgomery: 33. Sex Tourism and Child Prostitution in AsiaPatricia Yancey Martin and Robert A. Hummer: 34. Fraternities and Rape on CampusPart VII: White Collar DevianceGene Stephens: 35. Crime in CyberspaceDavid R. Simon: 36. Corporate DevianceDavid R. Simon and Frank E. Hagan: 37. Organized DevianceMark R. Pogrebin, Eric D. Poole, and Amos Martinez: 38. Accounts of Professional Misdeeds: The Sexual Exploitation of Clients by PsychotherapistsBonnie Steinbock: 39. Doctor-assisted SuicidePart VIII: Mental IllnessE. Fuller Torrey: 40. Nowhere to go: Homelessness and Mental IllnessCarl Elliott: 41. The Compulsion to Amputate One's Own Limbs: Apotemnophilia and Mental DisorderJane M. Ussher: 42. Women's Madness: Misogyny or Mental Illness?Michael Lynch: 43. Managing "Crazy" Friends and Relatives: Accommodation Practices and Vernacular Treatments of MadnessEdwin S. Shneidman: 44. The Suicidal Mind: Why Do We Kill Ourselves?David L. Rosenhan: 45. On Being Sane in Insane PlacesPart IX: Stigma and Identity ManagementPenelope A. McLorg and Diane E. Taub: 46. Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia: The Development of Deviant IdentitiesJack Katz: 47. Becoming a Shoplifter: The Seductions of DevianceDiane E. Taub, Elaine M. Blinde, and Kimberly R. Greer: 48. Stigma Management Through Participation in Sport and Physical Activity: Experiences of Male College Students with Physical DisabilitiesElaine M. Blinde and Diane E. Taub: 49. Women Athletes as Falsely Accused Deviants: Managing the Lesbian StigmaKing-To Yeung and Mindy Stombler: 50. Gay and Greek: The Identity Paradox of Gay FraternitiesNancy J. Herman: 51. Return to Sender: Reintegrative Stigma Management Strategies of Ex-psychiatric PatientsPatricia A. Adler and Peter Adler: 52. Leaving Deviance: The Case of Upper-level Drug Dealers and SmugglersPart X: Deviance and Social ControlElijah Anderson: 53. Driving While BlackRobert Johnson: 54. Life on Death RowJody Miller: 55. Race, Class, and Gender in Female Sentencing: An Ethnographic PerspectiveSteven L. Nock: 56. Surveillance and Reputation in AmericaWilliam G. Staples: 57. Everyday Surveillance: Vigilance and Visibility in Postmodern Life