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Extreme Deviance



August 2007 | 264 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Most primary deviation is of transitory significance and involves a fairly insignificant punishment. Extreme Deviance focuses on behavior, beliefs, and traits that are so serious as to generate, in the words of Edwin Lemert, secondary deviation. Editors Erich Goode and D. Angus Vail tunnel to the core of the subject by emphasizing a set of central lessons, offering edgy, pedagogically dramatic illustrations of principles that are contained in no other collection of readings. The book is complete with vocabularies of motive, deviance neutralization, the acquisition of a deviant identity, and the formation of a deviance subculture.

Key Features  
  • Exemplifies the concept of deviance to the fullest extent, from primary to secondary deviation: By focusing on extreme deviance, this book explores the full range of the consequence of normative violations.
  • Presents vivid examples: Examples are dramatic, difficult to forget, and manifest from the normative violation through condemnation to the creation of deviance stereotyping, social isolation, and stigmatization.
  • Offers an engaging text-reader format: Each chapter begins with a detailed introduction written by the editors followed by two selections written by sociological experts in the field and one personal account.
Intended Audience  
This book is designed for undergraduate courses such as Sociology of Deviant Behavior, Deviant Behavior, and Social Deviance in the department of sociology.

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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
Key features
Extreme Deviance, tunnels to the core of the subject by emphasizing a set of central lessons, offering edgy, pedagogically dramatic illustrations of principles for the course that is contained in no other collection of readings. 

Each chapter (with the exception of the Introduction and the Conclusions) will consist of two selections written by a sociological expert in the field, and one personal account by someone who engages in the behavior, holds the belief, or possesses the characteristic discussed in that chapter. A detailed introduction, written by the editors, will introduce each chapter; these introductions will provide authorial continuity throughout the volume and commentary on the special relevance and significance of this particular example for the central concepts of the sociology of deviance. In this sense, this volume will be similar to the "text-readers" that are used by instructors as textbooks for the course.   

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