Outsiders: Studies in the sociology of deviance

Kai Erikson is past president of the American Sociological Association, the Society for the Study of Social Problems, and the Eastern Sociological Society. He has been a Fellow of the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and a Visiting Scholar of the Russell Sage Foundation. He is the author of Wayward Puritans: A Study in the Sociology of Deviance, which won the MacIver Award of the ASA; and of Everything In Its Path, which won the Sorokin Award of the ASA. He is the only sociologist to ever twice win the top award of the Association for the best book of the year. His latest book is entitled A New Species of Trouble: Explorations in Disaster, Trauma, and Community. His research and teaching interests include American communities, human disasters, and ethnonational conflict. He has been Master of Trumbull College, Chair of the program at Yale, editor of The Yale Review, and Chair of the Department of Sociology.

Becker, Howard S. 1963. Outsiders: Studies in the sociology of deviance. New York: Free Press.

The issue of deviance, what it is, what constitutes deviance, who commits deviance, and why, are questions and issues that have plagued society at large for millennia. And yet, despite the rapid growth of people and technology, the intricacies of the issue of deviance, which many believe to be at the heart of crime in general, continue to elude researchers. However, there have been a number of studies that have been helping to slowly but surely pull back the curtain on the sociology of deviance, and K.T. Erikson's Sociology of Deviance is perhaps one of the easiest to understand. However, it does contain a large number of theoretical arguments, which must be examined in order to truly understand the issue at hand here, namely, the issue of the sociology of deviance.

Is the sociology of deviance still relevant? - Springer

订阅关于Deviance, the Interactionist Perspective: Text and Readings in the Sociology of Deviance的评论: A collection of readings in the sociology of deviance by various Authors. Examines definitions of deviance, deviant behavior, the observation and measurement of deviance, types of deviant behavior, common explanations of deviance, managing deviant identities and more.

Title Is the sociology of deviance still relevant

This course will introduce students to sociological concepts and contemporary issues within the sociological field of deviance: labeling, embodiment, identity, behaviors, and criminality. We will analyze the labeling process of behaviors that fall outside of the statistical norm and the sociological impact of being so labeled. Students will learn how to analyze academic articles, documentary film, lead classroom discussions, write critical short essays, and utilize web 2.0 tools to facilitate discussions and contribute content for the course.

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