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Social Deviance

Henry N. Pontell

Social Deviance

Readings in Theory and Research

by Henry N. Pontell

  • 13 Want to read
  • 16 Currently reading

Published by Prentice Hall College Div .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Social, group or collective psychology,
  • Sociology - General,
  • Social Deviance,
  • Sociology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages650
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9299119M
    ISBN 100138156220
    ISBN 109780138156220

    Social Deviance and Crime unites two topics that are usually separated: the study of social deviance and the study of criminal behavior. Traditionally, the study of deviance introduces students to various types of deviance, giving the impression that these are distinct acts requiring equally distinct and unique explanations. The study of crime has followed virtually the same path. Deviance, in sociology, violation of social rules and conventions. French sociologist Émile Durkheim viewed deviance as an inevitable part of how society functions. He argued that deviance is a basis for change and innovation, and it is also a way of defining or clarifying important social norms.

    Deviance is a normal and necessary part of any society. Émile Durkheim said that deviance fulfills four functions for society: affirmation of cultural norms and values, clarification of right and wrong, unification of others in society, and bringing about social change. Erich Goode is Professor Emeritus of Sociology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. His previous books include The Marijuana Smokers (), Collective Behavior (), Deviance in Everyday Life (), Extreme Deviance (edited with Angus Vail, ), Drugs in American Society (7 th edition, ), and Deviant Behavior (8 th edition, ).

    Learning Objectives Deviance and Control Define deviance, and explain the nature of deviant behavior Differentiate between methods of social contro.   Deviance: Social Constructions and Blurred Boundaries draws on up-to-date scholarship across a wide spectrum of deviance categories, providing a symbolic interactionist analysis of the deviance process. The book addresses positivistic theories of deviant behavior within a description of the deviance process that encompasses the work of deviance claims-makers, rule-breakers, and social .


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Social Deviance by Henry N. Pontell Download PDF EPUB FB2

The book features readings from a variety of sources carefully selected and edited for readability; Extensive editorial commentary as a "text-reader"; and its organization parallels the way most textbooks are written, and courses are taught-- basic concepts, theories, types of deviance.

This book is best for a sophomore level course on deviance /5(4). Although Social Deviance utilizes a textbook-style approach in its coverage of deviant behavior, this comprehensive, straightforward, and student-friendly book maintains student interest because of the author's use of real life phenomena and current examples.

Each chapter includes chapter objectives, an introductory story, a glossary of key. Drawing contributions from across the social and behavioral sciences, including sociology, anthropology, criminology, politics, psychology, and religion, the Encyclopedia of Social Deviance introduces readers to the lively field of rule-making and rebellion that strikes at the core of what it means to be an individual living in a social world.

Deviance and Social Control: A Sociological Perspective, Second Edition serves as a guide to students delving into the fascinating world of deviance for the first s Michelle Inderbitzin, Kristin A. Bates, and Randy Gainey offer a clear overview of issues and perspectives Social Deviance book the field, including introductions to classic and current sociological theories as well as research on Cited by: 7.

Ultimately Social Deviance reveals theunderlying process by which some people get sucked into deviantlifestyles from which there appears to be no escape, highlightingthe central role of social stigma on a person’s identity. At its core this book looks at who becomes deviant and why.

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 obviously an important type of deviance that concerns many Americans. Deviance and Social Control: A Sociological Perspective, Second Edition serves as a guide to students delving into the fascinating world of deviance for the first s Michelle Inderbitzin, Kristin A.

Bates, and Randy Gainey offer a clear overview of issues and perspectives in the field, including introductions to classic and current sociological theories as well as research on. All Book Search results » Bibliographic information.

Title: Social Deviance: Social Policy, Action and Research Volume 9 of Crime & Delinquency, ISBNInternational Behavioural and Social Sciences, Classics from the Tavistock Press. Social deviance is a phenomenon that has existed in all societies with norms. Sociological theories of deviance are those that use social context and social pressures to explain deviance.

Crime: The study of social deviance is the study of the violation of cultural norms in either formal or informal contexts. Paul Roote Wolpe's "Explaining Social Deviance" is an audio lecture introduction to the concept of Social Deviance as viewed through the filter of the field of Sociology.

The series consists of 10 lectures, with each lecture about 45 minutes in length. The lectures appear to be from the 's/5. In sociology, deviance describes an action or behavior that violates social norms, including a formally enacted rule (e.g., crime), as well as informal violations of social norms (e.g., rejecting folkways and mores).Deviance is a behavioural disposition that is not in conformity with an institutionalized set-up or code of conduct.

[citation needed] Although deviance may have a negative. “A more fundamental problem with labelling human distress and deviance as mental disorder is that it reduces a complex, important, and distinct part of human life to nothing more than a biological illness or defect, not to be processed or understood, or in some cases even embraced, but to be ‘treated’ and ‘cured’ by any means possible—often with drugs that may be doing much more.

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.

Deviance is an attribute, something inherent in a certain kind of behavior or person. For sociologists, deviance is not a type of person, but rather a formal property of social situations and social systems. There are two interrelated properties that help characterize the phenomenon of deviance.

Social Deviance Social deviancy can be understood through biological and psychological factors. Discuss drawing on sociological approaches to deviancy Social deviance is a phenomenon which comes under the domain of sociology. It refers to those acts, thoughts or beliefs which are against the social norms of any particular culture or value system.

Social Deviance: Social policy, action and research by Leslie T. Wilkins. The publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you need to install free software in order to unlock and read it.

Required software. To read this ebook on a mobile device. From then on, social control began to be understood in a more delineated fashion to refer to the control of deviance and/or crime, in which meaning the concept is most commonly understood and. Deviance, Conformity, and Social Control in Canada provides a broad, accessible, and critical introduction to the study of other texts on the market, it introduces both objective and subjective theoretical approaches in two early chapters and devotes the remainder of the text to substantive issues of particular interest to students.

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 gambling.

Although Social Deviance utilizes a textbook-style approach in its coverage of deviant behavior, this comprehensive, straightforward, and student-friendly book maintains student interest because of the author's use of real life phenomena and current examples.

Deviance, in a sociological context, describes actions or behaviors that violate informal social norms or formally-enacted rules. Among those who study social norms and their relation to deviance are sociologists, psychologists, psychiatrists, and criminologists, all of whom investigate how norms change and are enforced over time.

Although Social Deviance utilizes a textbook-style approach in its coverage of deviant behavior, this comprehensive, straightforward, and student-friendly book maintains student interest because of the author's use of real life phenomena and current : ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: ix, pages: illustrations ; 24 cm: Contents: pt.

I. Social Deviance: An Introduction Definitions and Basic Concepts --Wrongdoing as an Offense in the Eyes of God / Jerry Falwell --Deviance as Exploitation: Beyond Nuts and Sluts / Alexander Liazos --Outsiders: Studies in the Sociology of Deviance / Howard S.

Becker.