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Undergraduate Module Descriptor

SOC2009: Deviance: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

This module descriptor refers to the 2020/1 academic year.

Indicative Reading List

This reading list is indicative - i.e. it provides an idea of texts that may be useful to you on this module, but it is not considered to be a confirmed or compulsory reading list for this module.

Basic reading:

Alexander, J. (2003) ‘A Cultural Sociology of Evil’, in The Meanings of Social Life, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 109 – 120.

Anderson, T. (2015) Understanding Deviance: Connecting Classical and Contemporary Perspectives. Oxford: Routledge.

Ferrell, J. Hayward, K.  Young, J. (2015) Cultural Criminology. London: Sage.

Freilich, M, Raybeck, D. and Savishinsky, J. (1991) Deviance: Anthropological Perspectives. London:Bergin and Garvey.

Furedi, F. (2013) Moral Crusades in an Age of Mistrust: The Jimmy Saville Scandal. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Goode, E. (2015) The Handbook of Deviance. West Sussex: John Wiley and Sons.

Lyng, S. (2005) Edgework: The Sociology of Risk Taking. Oxford: Routledge.

O’Neill and Seal, L. (2012) Transgressive Imaginations: Crime, Deviance and Culture. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

Reed, I. (2007) ‘Why Salem Made Sense: Culture, Gender and the Puritan Persecution of Witchcraft’, Cultural Sociology, 1(2): 209 – 234.

Seidman, S. ‘Defilement and Disgust: Theorizing the Other’, American Journal of Cultural Sociology, 1(3): 3 – 25.

Smith, P. (2008) Punishment and Culture. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Smith, P. (2010) Incivility: The Rude Stranger in Everyday Life. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Terry, J. and Urla, J. (1995) Deviant Bodies: Critical Perspectives on Difference in Science and Popular Culture. Indiana: Indiana University Press.

Worthen, M. (2016) Sexual Deviance and Society: A Sociological Examination. London: Routledge.