9780877229995

Deviance and Medicalization: From Badness to Sickness

Conrad, Peter

ISBN 10: 0877229996 / 0-87722-999-6
ISBN 13: 9780877229995
Publisher: Temple University Press
Publication Date: 1992
Binding: Softcover
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This classic text on the nature of deviance, originally published in 1980, is now reissued with a new Afterword by the authors. In this new edition of their award-winning book, Conrad and Schneider investigate the origins and contemporary consequences of the medicalization of deviance. They examine specific cases—madness, alcoholism, opiate addiction, homosexuality, delinquency, and child abuse—and draw out their theoretical and policy implications. In a new chapter, the authors address developments in the last decade—including AIDS, domestic violence, co-dependency, hyperactivity in children, and learning disabilities—and they discuss the fate of medicalization in the 1990s with the changes in medicine and continued restrictions on social services.

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A classic text on deviance is updated and reissued

Charles Horton Cooley Book Award, Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction

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"[It] should become a standard text in the study of deviance definitions an the starting point for the resolution of such problems as the definition and causes of medicalization and its interrelationship with other trends in social control."
—Contemporary Sociology

"Deviance and Medicalization is excellent...a worthwhile book for colleagues as well as for students."
—Qualitative Sociology

"An excellent text for sociology of medicine, social problems and deviance courses...a particularly apt choice in social science courses in medical schools."
—Social Science and Medicine

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Book Description: Temple University Press,U.S. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Deviance and Medicalization: From Badness to Sickness, P. Conrad, This classic text on the nature of deviance, originally published in 1980, is now reissued with a new Afterword by the authors. In this new edition of their award-winning book, Conrad and Schneider investigate the origins and contemporary consequences of the medicalization of deviance. They examine specific cases of madness, alcoholism, opiate addiction, homosexuality, delinquency, and child abuse and draw out their theoretical and policy implications. In a new chapter, the authors address developments in the last decade including AIDS, domestic violence, co-dependency, hyperactivity in children, and learning disabilities and they discuss the fate of medicalization in the 1990s with the changes in medicine and continued restrictions on social services. Peter Conrad is Professor of Sociology at Brandeis University. Joseph W. Schneider is Professor of Sociology at Drake University. Bookseller Inventory # B9780877229995

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Book Description: Temple University Press, 1992. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 1. Deviance, Definitions, and the Medical ProfessionSociological orientations to deviance -Witchcraft in Salem Village -Universality and relativity of deviance -Social control -The medical profession and deviance in America -Emergence of the medical profession: up to 1850 -Crusading, deviance, and medical monopoly: the case of abortion -Growth of medical expertise and professional dominance -Structure of medical practice -Overview of the book -Suggested readings>p>2. From Badness to Sickness: Changing Designations of Deviance and Social ControlA historical-social constructionist approach to deviance -Deviance as collective action: the labeling-interactionist tradition -Social construction of reality: a sociology of knowledge -Politics of definition -Politics of deviance designation -Deviance, illness, and medicalization -The social construction of illness -Illness and deviance -Medicalization of deviance -Expansion of medical jurisdiction over deviance -The medical model and "moral neutrality" -Summary -Suggested readings>p>3. Medical Model of Madness: The Emergence of Mental IllnessSmitten by madness: ancient Palestine -Roots of the medical model: classical Greece and Rome -Dominance of the theological model: the Middle Ages -Witchcraft, witch-hunts, and madness -The European experience: madness becomes mental illness -The great confinement -Separation of the able-bodied from the lunatics -Entrance of the physician -Emergence of a unitary concept of mental illness -The 19th-century American experience: the institutionalization of mental illness -Asylum-building movement: a new "cure" for insanity -The science of mental disease -Freud, psychoanalysis, and medicalization -Reappearance of the somaticists -Mental illness and the public -Reform and institutionalization -Public acceptance -Mental illness and criminal law -The third revolution in mental health -Psychotropic medication -Decline in mental hospital populations -Sociological research -Psychiatric critique -Community mental health: a bold, new approach -Federal action and professional growth -Community psychiatry -Community psychiatry and the medical model -Medical model of madness in the 1970s -Summary -Suggested readings>p>4. Alcoholism: Drunkenness, Inebriety, and the Disease ConceptPhysiology of alcohol: uncontested applications of the medical model -Alcohol and behavior: the question of control and the beginning of contest -Disinhibitor hypothesis -Deviant drinking as disease: historical foundations -Colonial period -The disease of inebriety and the concept of alcohol addiction -Disease concept and the American temperance movement -An enemy and a weapon: disease and abstinence -Rise of the inebriate asylum and the rush to Prohibition -Post-Prohibition rediscovery: the Yale Center, Alcoholics Anonymous, and the Jellinek formulation -Yale Research Center of Alcohol Studies -Alcoholics Anonymous -Jellinek formulation -Is alcoholism a disease? -Medical response to the disease concept -Supreme Court and the disease concept -Future of the disease concept of alcoholism -A coming crisis? -Scientific claims -Summary -Suggested readings>p>5. Opiate Addiction: The Fall and Rise of Medical InvolvementNature of opiates -A miracle drug: pre- 19th-century use of opiates -Politics of opium in the 19th century -Recreational use in England and China -Medical uses: from a panacea to a problem -Discovery of addiction as a disease -Addicts and addiction in a "dope fiend's paradise" -Entrepreneurs and the morality of opium: the creation of an evil -American attitudes toward opiate addiction: from empathy to anxiety -First prohibition of smoking opium -Discovery of heroin -Criminalization and demedicalization -A quest for international control and the United States' response -Harrison Act: the criminalization of addiction -Reign of the criminal designation -Addiction becomes a "criminal menace" -Why narcotics laws. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0877229996

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