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Constructions of Deviance By Patricia A. Adler

Constructions of Deviance
by Patricia A. Adler

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Demonstrating how the concepts and theories of deviance can be applied to the world around them, this text includes both theoretical analyses and ethnographic illustrations of how deviance is socially structured, organized and managed.
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Constructions of Deviance: Social Power, Context and Interaction by Patricia A. Adler

This text is the industry standard for publishing the most recent and relevant articles in the field. It demonstrates to students how the concepts and theories of deviance can be applied to the world around them. The authors include both theoretical analyses and ethnographic illustrations of how deviance is socially constructed, organized, and managed. The Adlers challenge the reader to see the diversity and pervasiveness of deviance in society by covering a wide variety of deviant acts represented throughout the text. Most importantly, the Adlers present deviance as a component of society and examine the construction of deviance in terms of differential social power, whereby some members of society have the power to define other whole groups as "deviant." The book takes an "interactionist" or "constructionist" perspective on deviance, looking at the processes in society that create deviance. The authors have selected studies that are ethnographic in character, focusing on the experiences of deviants, the deviant-making process, and the ways in which people who are labeled as deviant in society react to that label.

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Constructions of Deviance Reviews


"Adler/Adler have consistently included selections that capture students attention and keep them talking and thinking. In fact, sometimes students are even motivated by the subjects included to read selections before I assign them -- this rarely happens with other texts."
"One of the strengths of the organization and chapter selections is that I can build from concepts, ideas etc from one article to another."
"I think the text works well with students. They generally are quite enthusiastic about it and refer to specific articles in later classes"

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GOR009703803
Constructions of Deviance: Social Power, Context and Interaction by Patricia A. Adler
Patricia A. Adler
Used - Good
Paperback
Cengage Learning, Inc
2002-07-16
592
0534553796
9780534553791
N/A
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