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The Interactionist Perspective, 10th Edition

By Earl Rubington, Martin Weinberg


496 pages

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This highly successful reader presents the interactionist approach to the study of deviance, examining deviance as a phenomenon that is constituted through social interpretations and the reactions of persons caught up in this social process. This book focuses on issues such as how individuals interpret and label people, how people relate to one another based on these interpretations, and the consequences of these social processes. This perspective helps students understand both social process in general and the sociology of deviance in particular.

Table of Contents

Preface. General Introduction. Part 1: The Social Deviant Part 1A: The Process of Social Typing 1. Outsiders Howard S. Becker 2. Redheads as Deviant Types Druann Maria Heckert and Amy Best 3. Wheelchair Users Spenser E. Cahill and Robin Eggleston Part 1B: The Cultural Context 4. Labeling the Mentally Retarded Jane R Mercer 5. Fecal Matters Martin S Weinberg and Colin J Williams 6. The Labeling of Sexual Harrassment Kirsten Dellinger and Christine L Williams Part 1C: Accommodation to Deviance 7. How Women Experience Battering Kathleen J Ferraro and John M Johnson 8. Accommodation to Madness Michael Lynch 9. When Accommodation Breaks Down J. Scott Kenney Part 1D: The Role of Third Parties 10. The Enforcement of College Alcohol Policy Earl S Rubington 11. Paranoia and the Dynamics of Exclusion Edwin M Lemert 12. The Moral Career of the Mental Patient Erving Goffman Part 2: The Formal Regulation of Deviance Part 2A: Agencies and Their Theories 13. Case Routinization in Investigative Police Work William B Waegel 14. Control Agents and the Creation of Deviant Types Kathryn J Fox 15. Experts on Battered Women Donileen R Loseke and Spencer E Cahill Part 2B: Organizational Processing of Deviants 16. Discipline in an Urban High School Edward W Morris 17. Sexual Assault Lisa Frohmann 18. Mental Illness Assumptions in Commitment Hearings James A Holstein Part 2C: The Effects of Contact with Control Agents 19. The Saints and the Roughnecks William J Chambliss 20. Medical Diagnosis and the Reinforcement of Deviant Labels Adina Nack 21. The Positive Consequences of Stigma Nancy J Herman and Charlene E Miall Part 3: Relations Among Deviants Part 3A: The Social Organization of Deviants 22. Types of Relationships Joel Best and David F Luckenbill 23. Self-Injurers as Loners Patricia A Adler and Peter Adler 24. Collegiate Rugby and Subcultural Deviance Kenneth B Muir and Trina Seitz Part 3B: Getting Into Deviant Groups 25. Becoming a Nudist Martin S Weinberg 26. Getting into Gangs Martin Sanchez Jankowski 27. Doing Porn Sharon Abbott Part 3C: Acculturation to Group Norms 28. The Code of the Streets Elijah Anderson 29. The Nudist Management of Respectability Martin S Weinberg 30. Lesbians' Resistance to Culturally-Defined Attractiveness Liahna Gordon Part 3D: Social Diversity 31. Crack Use on a College Campus Curtis Jackson-Jacobs 32. Outsiders in a Hearing World Paul C Higgins 33. Diversity in Panhandling Stephen E Lankenau Part 4: Deviant Identity Part 4A: Acquiring a Deviant Identity 34. Becoming Bisexual Martin S Weinberg, Colin J Williams and Douglas W Pryor 35. Anorexia, Bulimia and Developing a Deviant Identity Penelope A McLorg and Diane E Taub 36. Tattoos Without Stigma Katherine Irwin Part 4B: Managing a Deviant Identity 37. Modes of Suburban Gay Identity Wayne Brekhus 38. Pit Bull Owners and Stigma Hillary Wining and Arnold Arluke and Gary Patronek 39. Veterinarians' Deviance and Neutralization Techniques DeAnn K Gauthier Part 4C: Transforming Deviant Identity 40. Natural Recovery Robert Granfield and William Cloud 41. Getting Out of the Life Ira Sommers, Deborah R Baskin and Jeffrey Fagan 42. Medicalizing and Demedicalizing Hermaphroditism Martin S Weinberg, Colin J Williams and Bo Laurent

About the Authors

Earl S Rubington, Northeastern University

Martin S. Weinberg, Indiana University

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General