Social Deviance

Author: Stuart Henry

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745643043

Category: Political Science

Page: 144

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This engaging introduction explores the meaning of social deviancein contemporary society, from criminal activity to alternativelifestyle choices. Stuart Henry traces the path by which we createdeviance: how we single out behavior and appearances that differfrom the ‘norm’, label them as offensive orunacceptable, and condemn them. It explains what kinds of behaviorsare banned and who bans them, as well as exposing the importantpolitical influences on the social codes that lead to somepeople’s behavior being sanctioned and others’ beingcelebrated. 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. Itdelves into the multiple motives that cause rule breakers to behavebadly, at least in the eyes of those they offend, and it revealsthe way deviants think about their actions, their moral identityand their fellow moral outcasts.

Deviance and Social Control in Sport

Author: Michael Atkinson,Kevin Young

Publisher: Human Kinetics

ISBN: 9780736060424

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 267

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Deviance and Social Control in Sport challenges preconceived understandings regarding the relationship of deviance and sport and offers a conceptual framework for future work in a variety of sociological subfields.

The Language of Crime and Deviance

An Introduction to Critical Linguistic Analysis in Media and Popular Culture

Author: Andrea Mayr,David Machin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441198911

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

View: 1522


There is now a long tradition of academic literature in media studies and criminology that has analysed how we come to think about crime, deviance and punishment. This book for the first time deals specifically with the role of language in this process, showing how critical linguistic analysis can provide further crucial insights into media representations of crime and criminals. Through case studies the book develops a toolkit for the analysis of language and images in examples taken from a range of media. Â The Language of Crimeand Deviance covers spoken, written and visual media discourses and focuses on a number of specific areas of crime and criminal justice, including media constructions of young people and women; media and the police, 'reality' crime shows; corporate crime; prison and drugs.It is therefore a welcome and valuable contribution to the fields of linguistics, criminology, media and cultural studies.

International Relations

Author: Stephanie Lawson

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 0745650953

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 1817


International Relations emerged as a distinct academic discipline in the early twentieth century as scholars and practitioners sought to address the causes of war and conditions for peace in a systematic and sustained way. Its philosophic foundations, however, draw on centuries of thinking about human nature, political authority and obligation, justice and injustice, and their implications for relations within and between political communities. Since then, IR has become one of the most important and dynamic fields of academic study in the contemporary period. In this second edition, Stephanie Lawson retains a broad historical and contextual approach in introducing readers to the central themes and theoretical perspectives while also addressing key concerns in the contemporary period. These include the emergence of states and empires, theories ranging from classical realism and liberalism to postcolonial and ‘green’ theory, twentieth century international history, security and insecurity, global governance and world order, international political economy, globalization and the prospects for a ‘postinternational’ world. Written in an accessible narrative style, this book will appeal to students at undergraduate level and beyond, including those undertaking postgraduate coursework study in IR with little or no previous academic training in the field.

Deviant Behavior

Author: Erich Goode

Publisher: N.A


Category: Comportement criminel

Page: 470

View: 3888


Goode provides an exploration of the many different forms of deviant behaviour as well as the major sociological perspectives and theories of deviance.

Sociology in Perspective

Author: Mark Kirby

Publisher: Heinemann

ISBN: 9780435331603

Category: Sociology

Page: 831

View: 9650


This text, specifically for AQA specifications, is designed to be easy and encouraging for students to use. The book contains updated material and activities together with a new chapter on study skills. It also indicates clearly where activities meet the new evidence requirements for key skills.