Crime and Deviance: Essays and Innovations of Edwin M. Lemert (Legacies of Social Thought Series)

Crime and Deviance: Essays and Innovations of Edwin M. Lemert (Legacies of Social Thought Series)

By: Edwin M. Lemert (author), Charles C. Lemert (volume_editor), Michael F. Winter (volume_editor)Paperback

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Crime and Deviance brings together the important essays and previously unpublished writings of Edwin M. Lemert. It is virtually impossible to discuss crime and lesser forms of social deviance without using language Lemert introduced into scientific and popular vocabularies. Crime and Deviance presents for the first time an important body of Professor Lemert's unpublished work. It thus allows rare insight into his constantly changing thought, which is as fresh today as ever.

About Author

Charles C. Lemert is professor of sociology at Wesleyan University in Connecticut. A prolific writer, he is the author of many books of note including, most recently, Social Things: An Introduction to Sociological Life. Michael F. Winter is currently behavioral sciences librarian at Shields Library, University of California, Davis. He is author of The Culture and Control of Expertise: Towards a Sociological Understanding of Librarianship (1988), and a number of articles in social theory and librarianship. His current interest is in the study of social control of knowledge and its dissemination.


Chapter 1 Crime and Deviance Part 2 Foundation and Evolution of Societal Reaction Theory Chapter 3 The Paradigm Emerges: From Social Pathology to Deviance Chapter 4 The Paradigm Forms: Societal Reaction, Differentiation, and Individuation Chapter 5 Majesty in Decay: The Paradigm Reaches Its Limits Chapter 6 Choice, Value, and Action: Social Problems and General Social Theory Chapter 7 Labeling: Some Persistent Problems Chapter 8 Family Resemblances and Sibling Rivalries: An Informal History of the Study of Deviance Part 9 Ethnographies of the Marginal: Empirical Studies of Deviance and Social Problems Chapter 10 Home Brew, Hoochinoo, and the Whiskey Feast: Indian Drinking in the Pacific Northwest Chapter 11 Fast Living, Big Spending, and Life on the Edge: The Life of the Check Forger Chapter 12 You Are Not One of Us: Constructing Abnormality in Social Interaction Chapter 13 Sociologists on the Trail of Evil Chapter 14 Alcohol Comes to the South Seas Part 15 Juvenile Justice, Law, and Social Control Chapter 16 Dilemmas of Intervention Chapter 17 Children and the Law in 20th Century of America Chapter 18 Why Children Should be Kept out of Court Chapter 19 Children and the Law in Italy Part 20 Papers on Law, Society and Jurisprudence Chapter 21 The Origins of American Sociological Jurisprudence Chapter 22 The Changing Foundations of Sociological Jurisprudence Chapter 23 Jurisprudence, Law, and Sociology Chapter 24 Criminalization and Historical Context: Theory of Heuristic Method? Chapter 25 Afterword

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  • ISBN13: 9780847698172
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • ID: 9780847698172
  • weight: 422
  • ISBN10: 0847698173

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