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Extreme Deviance



September 2007 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
This book takes a look at normative violations that earn the violators a deviant identity in the eyes of the members of mainstream society. And so serious, likewise, that the lives of violators do revolve around the actions, the beliefs, or the characteristics, as well as the consequences such violations have, mainly with respect to the social reactions they generate in others. When others really don't like what you do, believe, or are, they usually let you know that in no uncertain terms, and this is likely to drastically alter your life. In other words, when we refer to "extreme" deviance, we are looking at the process and consequences of creating what Howard Becker refers to as outsiders (1963). Becker's examples do not match his theoretical approach because they are out of date (jazz musicians and marijuana smokers).
Erich Goode
Introduction: The Significance of of Extreme Deviance
 
Publisher's Acknowledgments
 
About the Editors
 
PART I. EXTREME TATTOOING
 
Bod Mod to the Max! An Introduction to Body Modification as Deviance
Angus Vail
Tattoos Are Like Potato Chips... You Can't Have Just One: The Process of Becoming and Being a Collector
Michael Atkinson and Kevin Young
Flesh Journeys: The Radical Body Modification of Neoprimitives
Angus Vail
Personal Account of a Tattoo Collector
 
Discussion Questions
 
PART II. BELIEVING THAT ONE HAS BEEN KIDNAPPED BY EXTRATERRESTRIALS
 
Being Abducted by Aliens as a Deviant Belief: An Introduction
Christopher D. Bader
Alien Attraction: The Subculture of UFO Contactees and Abductees
Stephanie Kelley-Romano
Alien Abduction as Mythmaking
Susan A. Clancy
How Do People Come To Believe They Were Abducted by Aliens?
 
Questions
 
PART III. BEING HUGELY OBESE
 
Obesity as Extreme Deviance: An Introduction
Debra Gimlin
NAAFA: Attempting to Neutralize the Stigma of the Hugely Obese Body
Erich Goode
The Fat Admirer
"Sally" and "Diane"
Living in an Extremely Deviant Body
 
Questions
Stephanie Kelley-Romano
Alien Abductions as Mythmaking
Susan A. Clancy
How Do People Come to Believe They Were Abducted by Aliens?
 
Discussion Questions
 
PART III. BEING HUGELY OBESE
 
Obesity as Extreme Deviance: An Introduction
Debra Gimlin
NAAFA: Attempting to Neutralize the Stigma of the Hugely Obese Body
Erich Goode
The Fat Admirer
"Sally" and "Diane"
Living in an Extremely Deviant Body
 
Discussion Questions
 
PART IV. BELIEVING IN WHITE SUPREMACY
 
White Supremacy as Deviance: An Introduction
Kathleen M. Blee
White Supremacy as Extreme Deviance
Russell K. Nieli
Interview with Matthew Hale
Tom Metzger
What We Believe as White Racists
 
Discussion Questions
 
PART V. HAVING AND ENDORSING ADULT-CHILD SEXUAL CONTACT
 
Adult-Child Sexual Contact: An Introduction
Keith F. Durkin and Steven Hundersmarck
Pedophiles and Child Molesters
Mary de Young
The World According to NAMBLA: Accounting for Deviance
"Dave"
From Victim to Offender
"jay_h"
The Boylove Manifesto
 
Discussion Questions
 
PART VI. EARTH FIRST! GOING TO EXTREMES TO SAVE THE ENVIRONMENT
 
Earth First! An Introduction to the Radical Environmentalist Movement
Rik Scarce
Earth First! Deviance Inside and Out
Douglas Lloyd Bevington
Strategic Experimentation and Stigmatization in Earth First!
Mike Roselle
I Am a Lowbagger
 
Discussion Questions
 
PART VII. ENGAGING IN S&M SEXUAL PRACTICES
 
S&M: An Introduction
Marianne Apostolides
The Pleasure of Pain
Rebecca F. Plante
Sexual Spanking
"Jackie"
The S&M Experience
 
Discussion Questions

I really wanted to use this book, but the fact that there were no instructor resources made that impossible, given how many new courses I was prepping at the time. If there were instructor resources created for this book (most notably, some kind of presentation material and test banks), I would definitely use this book in future semesters.

Dr Samantha Balemba
Criminal Justice, Montana State Univ-Northern
July 28, 2018

It was a great addition to my syllabus -- not many textbooks talk about man-boy love, extreme environmentalism, etc.

The students loved it.

Mr Karyn Sporer
Criminal Justice Dept, Univ Of Nebraska-Omaha
September 15, 2014

Students love this book!!

Dr Lynn Newhart
Anthropology Sociology Dept, Rockford College
November 5, 2010

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ISBN: 9781412937221
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