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New PDF release: Deviance and Medicalization: From Badness to Sickness

By Peter Conrad

This vintage textual content at the nature of deviance, initially released in 1980, is now reissued with a brand new Afterword through the authors. during this new version in their award-winning ebook, Conrad and Schneider examine the origins and modern effects of the medicalization of deviance. They learn particular cases—madness, alcoholism, opiate habit, homosexuality, delinquency, and baby abuse—and draw out their theoretical and coverage implications. In a brand new bankruptcy, the authors deal with advancements within the final decade—including AIDS, family violence, co-dependency, hyperactivity in childrens, and studying disabilities—and they speak about the destiny of medicalization within the Nineties with the alterations in medication and endured regulations on social services.

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