The sociology of deviance


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Publication BookChapter
Title The sociology of deviance
Author Lalander, Philip
Editor Aakvaag, Gunnar C ; Jacobsen, Michael Hviid ; Johansson, Thomas
Date 2012
English abstract
The chapter is about how deviancy can be understood from a sociological perspective. By mixing empirical examples from everyday life with different theories by influential academics of the field a perspective of deviancy, about how deviancy is something created rather than something essential, is developed. Well known academics such as Foucault, Becker, Goffman and Douglas are discussed and also how science itself contributes in creating deviancy and normality.
Swedish abstract
Kapitlet handlar om hur avvikelse kan förstås från ett sociologiskt perspektiv. Genom att blanda empirinära vardagsexempel med olika teorier skapade av inflytelserika akademiker utvecklas ett perspektiv på avvikelse, som något konstruerat snarare än något essentiellt. Välkända akademiker såsom Foucault, Becker, Goffman och Douglas, används och diskuteras. Själva vetenskapen bidrar i hög grad till att skapa normalitet och därmed avvikelse.
Publisher Prentice Hall
Host/Issue Introduction to Sociology : Scandinavian Sensibilities
ISBN 978-0-273-72739-2
Pages 200-215
Language eng (iso)
Subject deviancy
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
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