The sociology of deviance an introduction by Jack Douglas

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Published by Little, Brown in Boston .

Written in English

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  • Deviant behavior.

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StatementJack D. Douglas, Frances Chaput Waksler.
ContributionsWaksler, Frances Chaput.
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LC ClassificationsHM291 .D683
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 417 p. :
Number of Pages417
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4126949M
ISBN 100316191116
LC Control Number80085440
OCLC/WorldCa8034984

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The second part examines the heyday of the field as a popular science and as a critique of social control in the s.3/5(2). Howard Becker's Outsiders broke new ground in the early s, arguing that social deviance is a more common phenomenon that perceived and that conventional wisdom that social deviants are pathological is incorrect.

Becker's seminal study remains the most piercing exploration about unconventional individuals and their position in' normal' by: Marshall Clinard () was Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He wrote numerous books and articles on deviance and sociology, and was a major contributor to our understanding of white-collar and corporate criminality.

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: ix, pages ; 24 cm: Contents: Deviant careers / Prue Rains --Deviant subcultures / Earl Rubington --Labeling theory / Barry Glassner --Social values and expectations / Arnold Birenbaum and Henry Lesieur --Moral enterprise, moral panic, and law-and-order campaigns / Ian Taylor --Organizational.

“All social groups make rules and attempt to enforce them,” Howard S. Becker opens his book Outsiders with this statement that can provide the foundation for his theories on deviance (1). Deviance is not an inherent quality of “the deviant,” rather, it is in the social interaction of one group in power having the ability to label the.

This book uses the Puritan settlement in 17th-century Massachusetts as a setting in which to examine several ideas about deviant behavior in society.

Combining sociology and history, Erikson draws on the records of the Bay Colony to illustrate the way in which deviant behavior fits in the texture of social life generally. The second property defines deviance as a stigma construct. It refers to deviance as a label bestowed upon certain classes of behavior at certain times, which then becomes discredited, devalued, and often excluded.

In this case, the primary concern of the study of deviance is the construction, application, and impact of stigma labels. Thus, deviance can be the result of accepting one norm, but breaking another in order to pursue the first.

In this sense, according social strain theory, social values actually produce deviance in two ways. First, an actor can reject social values and therefore become deviant. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Becker, Howard Saul, Outsiders; studies in the sociology of deviance.

London, Free Press of Glencoe [©]. Sociology of crime, or criminology, is the science that studies the nature, extent, causes and control of criminal behavior on both the individual and societal level.

Crime, a term used for any act that violates written criminal law, is a form of deviance. Chapter 2 - Kinds of Deviance - A Sequential Model. In order to discuss models of deviance, the author introduces four types of deviant behaviour: conforming; pure deviant; falsely accused (i.e.

perceived as deviant but exhibiting obedient behaviour) and; secret deviant (i.e. exhibiting rule-breaking behaviour but not perceived as deviant).Author: Howard S. Becker. The relativity of deviance in all of these ways is captured in a famous statement by sociologist Howard S.

Becker (, p. 9), Becker, H. Outsiders: Studies in the sociology of deviance. New York, NY: Free Press. who wrote several decades ago that. Howard S. Becker, American sociologist known for his studies of occupations, education, deviance, and art. In his most famous book, Outsiders (), he argued that deviance was the cultural product of interactions between people whose occupations involved either committing crimes or catching criminals.

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Émile Durkheim: Durkheim formally established the academic discipline and, with Karl Marx and Max Weber, is commonly cited as the principal architect of modern social science and father of sociology. Figure Functionalists believe that deviance plays an important role in society and can be used to challenge people’s views.

Protesters, such as these PETA members, often use this method to draw attention to their cause. (Photo courtesy of David Shankbone/flickr). Outsiders: Studies In The Sociology Of Deviance | Howard S. Becker | download | B–OK. Download books for free.

Find books. The word deviance connotes odd or unacceptable behavior, but in the sociological sense of the word, deviance is simply any violation of society’s norms.

Deviance can range from something minor, such as a traffic violation, to something major, such as murder. Each society defines what is deviant and what is not, and definitions of deviance differ widely between societies.

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Outsiders is an excellent introduction to the study of deviance, and I would especially recommend it to all sociology undergraduate students. Although written long ago (first copyrighted in ) the material is still revlevant to today's social world/5(45).Deviance is behavior that violates social norms and arouses negative social reactions.

Some behavior is considered so harmful that governments enact written laws that ban the behavior. Crime is behavior that violates these laws and is certainly an important type of deviance that concerns many Americans. The fact that both deviance and crime arouse negative social .Deviance is any behavior that violates social norms, and is usually of sufficient severity to warrant disapproval from the majority of society.

Deviance can be criminal or non‐criminal. The sociological discipline that deals with crime (behavior that violates laws) is criminology (also known as criminal justice).Today, Americans consider such activities as alcoholism, excessive .

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