- xii, 256 pages ; 21 cm
- "New edition-updated with two new chapters"--Cover.Chapter 10 "Labelling theory reconsidered" added in 1973 ; chapter 11 "Why was outsiders a hit ? Why is it still a hit?" and 12 "Why I am not the reason marijuana is being legalized" added in 2018.Contents: New preface (2018) -- Outsiders. Definitions of deviance ; Deviance and the responses of others ; whose rules ? -- Kinds of deviance: a sequential model. Simultaneous and sequential models of deviance ; Deviant careers -- Becoming a marihuana user. Learning the technique ; Learning to perceive the effects ; Learning to enjoy the effects -- Marihuana use and social control. Supply ; Secrecy ; Morality -- The culture of a deviant group: the dance musician. The research ; Musician and "square" ; Reactions to the conflict ; Isolation and self-segregation -- Careers in a deviant occupational group: the dance musician. Cliques and success ; Parents and wives -- Rules and their enforcement. Stages of enforcement ; All illustrative case : the marihuana tax act -- Moral entrepreneurs. Rule creators ; The fate of moral crusades ; Rule enforcers ; Deviance and enterprise : a summary -- The study of deviance : problems and sympathies. -- Labelling theory reconsidered. Deviance as collective action ; Demystifying deviance ; Moral problems ; Conclusion -- Forty-Five Years later : some new questions -- Why was outsiders a hit ? Why is it still a hit?. Finding a publisher ; The right for everything: moment, people and products -- Why I am not the reason marijuana is being legalized. Public opinions about drugs in 1950 ; My own history as a marijuana researcher ; A growing community of drug researchers ; Natural scientists start demanding better evidence ; A new generation and what they talk about ; How to study public opinions: some final thoughts.Copyright renewed ©1991Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-249) and index.Summary: "Howard S. Becker's Outsiders broke new ground in the early 1960s--and the ideas it proposed and problems it raised are still argued about and inspiring research internationally. In this new edition, Becker includes two lengthy essays, unpublished until now, that add fresh material for thought and discussion. "Why Was Outsiders a Hit? Why Is It Still a Hit?" explains the historical background that made the book interesting to a new generation coming of age in the 60s and makes it of continuing interest today. "Why I Should Get No Credit For Legalizing Marijuana" examines the road to decriminalization and presents new ideas for the sociological study of public opinion."--Back cover.