Constructions of Deviance: Social Power, Context, and Interaction
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- Comprehensive, current, and cutting edge, CONSTRUCTIONS OF DEVIANCE: SOCIAL POWER, CONTEXT, AND INTERACTION, Seventh Edition, is an excellent standalone text or supplement.
- Authors have decided to keep in many of the articles that the reviewers and students consistently rank as high on their list for most popular pieces that they have read.
- Comprehensive introductions link specific readings to the broader conceptual themes of the course, making the book useable as a standalone text.
- Expanded coverage includes new selections on such topics that will spur continuing debates about the definitions of deviance. The "Three Perspectives" section sparks lively classroom debate.
- "Constructing Deviance" is divided into three sections--Moral Entrepreneurs: Campaigning; Differential Social Power: Labeling; and Differential Social Power: Resisting Labeling--to clarify how the authors apply concepts from social constructionism through empirical examples. It focuses on the power to resist definitions of deviance as well as how it is differentially applied to powerless groups.
Packed with the most recent and relevant articles in the field, CONSTRUCTIONS OF DEVIANCE: SOCIAL POWER, CONTEXT, AND INTERACTION, Seventh Edition, shows you how to apply the concepts and theories of deviance to the world around you. The text's current, comprehensive coverage includes both theoretical analyses and ethnographic illustrations of how deviance is socially constructed, organized, and managed. Seasoned authors and award-winning professors, Patricia Adler and Peter Adler cover a wide variety of deviant acts--challenging you to see the diversity and pervasiveness of deviance in society. The text presents deviance as a component of society and examines the construction of deviance in terms of differential social power. Its unique "interactionist" or "constructionist" perspective on deviance explores the processes in society that create deviance. Ethnographic in character, the authors' intriguing selected studies focus on the experiences of deviants, the deviant-making process, and the ways in which people labeled as deviant in society react to that label. The balanced selection of readings is timely and engaging, while in-depth introduction, explanation of theory, and discussion questions after each reading guide you through the fascinating material.
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