Wayward Puritans: A Study in the Sociology of Deviance

Wayward Puritans: A Study in the Sociology of Deviance [PDF / Epub] ✅ Wayward Puritans: A Study in the Sociology of Deviance ⚣ Kai Theodor Erikson – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk This book uses the Puritan settlement in 17th century Massachusetts as a setting in which to examine several ideas about deviant behavior in society Combining sociology and history Erikson draws on th This book uses the Puritan A Study PDF ↠ settlement in th century Massachusetts as a setting in which to examine several ideas about deviant behavior in society Combining sociology and history Erikson draws on the records of the Bay Colony to illustrate the way in which deviant behavior fits in the texture of social life generally The main argument of Wayward Puritans is that deviant forms of behavior are often Wayward Puritans: PDF \ a valuable resource in society providing a point of contrast which is necessary for the maintenance of a coherent social order.

10 thoughts on “Wayward Puritans: A Study in the Sociology of Deviance

  1. Erik Graff Erik Graff says:

    Cory introduced me to her friend Mimi at the Ennui Cafe in East Rogers Park Chicago At the time Mimi was still in college leading us into conversations about what she was researching Kai Erikson's Wayward Puritans was recommended to me in this contextReading Rose's classic study of medieval European witchcraft A Razor for a Goat had put me in the mood so upon finishing that I picked up the Erikson book which had been sitting on the shelves for years thinking to extend my knowledge of witchcraft crazes this time in the colonial American setting Erikson's book was than I'd expected Not only is it a description of this rather late occurring craze but it is also an introduction to an important aspect of sociological thinking For a text based on a doctoral dissertation this one is unusually good

  2. Frances Mican Frances Mican says:

    This book gives uses an excellent mixture of historical information and a sociological perspective to look at Puritan society in early New England Erikson focuses on the Salem Witch Trials as well as other examples of crime waves in the colonies when societal deviance was at very high levels Erikson explores these occurrences from a sociological background focusing on why these societies were structured in a way that led to such extreme examples of crime and punishment Not only does this book look closely at these specific issues it also considers why deviance takes place within society and how early Puritan attitudes have shaped American views towards deviance All in all this book was better than I expected

  3. James James says:

    This was a book that I read for one of my classes at Arizona State University First of all I found my class extremely fascinating It was called Political Deviance and the Law This book is a study of why the Puritans were the way they were He goes through the incidences of the Antinomian heretics uakers and witches that showed up in the Puritan society in the 1600's The author mixes a historical and sociological view to tell the story It was an easy read and I was gripped through almost every chapter

  4. Rev. Sharon Wylie Rev. Sharon Wylie says:

    Like others I read this book for college Over the years I have mentioned this book again and again to people in the course of everyday conversation Erikson's study illustrates that in any group of people a deviant or outsider group will be established There is no normal or perfect It seems to be a human tendency to want to separate rather than unify and just being aware of that fact is critical to understanding human nature

  5. ThienVinh ThienVinh says:

    An excellent book for anyone who's interested in the sociology of deviant behavior since it looks at how deviant behavior isn't static and inherent A great application of Durkheimian sociology as well

  6. Lauren Lauren says:

    This was a fairly interesting read and sociological take on why witchcraft and other various forms of deviance took place in early America

  7. Tess Lipscomb Tess Lipscomb says:

    Easily one of the most influential books I've ever read

  8. Karen Karen says:

    Interesting take on the remnants of Puritanism still abundant and active in our American society today

  9. Birdy Birdy says:

    Very interesting material but you need a life supply of Aderal to stay awake in order to finish it The reason I rate it so low is because it is incredibly boring I read it has a reuirement for one of my sociology classes and the information is extremely important and interesting but it is very dense to get through That being said I have found myself constantly making connections and references to this book so I am assuming it made an impression However I still hold that the most I got from this text was 1 explained in the first chapter and 2 needed a mentorprofessor to help get through all the text

  10. Justin Justin says:

    Was one of the first books I read during my major in Human Development and Social Relations in college Began my paradigm shift and totally realigned my definition of evil and deviance and its place in society Recommended for social science or psychology majors or people interested in the social sciences

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