Soc 240 Final: Blackman, Subcultural Theory: An Historical and Contemporary Assessment of the Concept for Understanding Deviance

Option A: Answer TWO questions. Include an analysis of three articles from the list in each of your answers.

 

Option B: Answer THREE questions. Include an analysis of two articles from the list in each of your answers.

 

 

1.     
Which course authors did you like best? Why?

2.     
Which course authors did you like least? Why?

3.     
Which course topics were the most important? Why?

 

 

Your answers must type-written in essay form – 3-4 pages each (6-8 pages total). You are expected to provide direct quotations (at least one for each author). Quotations from secondary sources or versions of the articles from anthologies or sources other than what is provided on Blackboard are not acceptable.

 

(Proper quotation for the purposes of this assignment: Author and page number. For example, Young argues that ‘Identities carrying with them vocabulary of motive … can unravel more readily across society and space’ (p. 7). Proper citation for the purposes of this assignment: Author, Title, BB (Blackboard), page number range. For example, Young, ‘Voodoo Criminology and the Numbers Game’, BB, pp. 1-45.)

 

 

 

List of Course Authors.

 

-Durkheim, Rules For the Distinction of the Normal From the Pathological

-Beccaria, On Crimes and Punishment

-Marx, Class Conflict and Law

-Foucault, Discipline and Punish

-Erikson, Notes on the Sociology of Deviance

-Lombroso, The Criminal Man

-Young, Voodoo Criminology

-Federman, Holmes and Jacob, Deconstructing The Psychopath

-Simon, Deviance as History: The Future of a Perversion

-Merton, Social Structure and Anomie

-Rosenfeld and Messner, Crime and the American Dream

-Clarke, Moral Protest, Status Defense and the Anti-Abortion Campaign

-Rouse, Sociologists and American Prohibition

-Lyman, Without Morals or Mores

-Cohen, Delinquent Boys: The Culture of the Gang

-Lianos and Douglas, Dangerization and the End of Deviance

-Heckert and Heckert, Using an Integrated Typology of Deviance to Analyze Ten Common Norms of the U.S. Middle Class

-Shaw and Mckay, Differential Systems of Values

-Miller, Lower Class Culture As a Generalizing Milieu of Gang Delinquency

-Cloward and Ohlin, Delinquency and Opportunity

-Sellin, Culture Conflict and Crime

-Blackman, Subcultural Theory: An Historical and Contemporary Assessment of the Concept for Understanding Deviance

-Ferrell, Cultural Criminology

-Lemert, Primary and Secondary Deviance

-Becker, Outsiders

-Taunembaum, The Dramatization of Evil

-Szaz, The Myth of Mental Illness

-Rosenhan, Being Sane in Insane Places

-Green, South and South, ‘They Say You Are a Danger But You are Not’: Representations and Construction of the Moral Self in Narratives of “Dangerous Individuals”

-Reese, Untimely Acts: Extending the Interactionist Concept of Deviance

-Specter and Kitsuse, Social Problems and Deviance: Some Parallel Issues

-Best, Dark Figures and Child Victims: Statistical Claims About Children

-Young, Moral Panics and Narrative

-Rohloff and Wright, Moral Panic and Social Theory: Beyond the Heuristic

-Lombardo, The Hegemonic Narrative and the Social Construction of Deviance: The Case of the Black Hand

-Kramer, From ‘Habitual Offenders’ to ‘Career Criminals’

-Pearce and Charman, A Social Psychological Approach to Understanding Moral Panic

-Goode and Ben-Yehuda, Moral Panics: Culture, Politics and Social Constructioin

-Adler, The Dynamite, Wreckage and Scum of Our Cities

-Sumner, The Social Nature of Crime and Deviance

-Cross and Hernandez, Place, Identity and Deviance