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Deviance and medicalization : from badness to sickness : with a new afterword by the authors

Deviance and medicalization : from badness to sickness : with a new afterword by the authors

Author: Peter Conrad; Joseph W Schneider
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Expanded editionView all editions and formats
A classic text on deviance is updated and reissued.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Conrad, Peter, 1945-
Deviance and medicalization.
Philadelphia : Temple University Press, ©1992
(DLC) 92013441
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Conrad; Joseph W Schneider
ISBN: 9781439903490 1439903492 9780877229995 0877229996
OCLC Number: 630116724
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 327 pages)
Contents: Deviance, definitions, and the medical profession --
From badness to sickness: changing designations of deviance and social control --
Medical model of madness: the emergence of mental illness --
Alcoholism: drunkenness, inebriety, and the disease concept --
Opiate addiction: the fall and rise of medical involvement --
Children and medicalization: delinquency, hyperactivity, and child abuse --
Homosexuality: from sin to sickness to life-style --
Medicine and crime: the search for the born criminal and the medical control of criminality / Richard Moran --
Medicine as an institution of social control: consequnces for society --
A theoretical statement on the medicalization of deviance.
Responsibility: Peter Conrad, Joseph W. Schneider ; foreword by Joseph R. Gusfield.


Focusing on the nature of deviance, this book investigates the origins and contemporary consequences of the medicalization of deviance. It examines specific cases of madness, alcoholism, opiate  Read more...


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