Good trouble : how deviants, criminals, heretics, and outsiders have changed the world for the better / Brian Wolf
- Wolf, Brian Christopher
- Lanham, Maryland : Lexington Books, 
- Physical Description:
- xvi, 187 pages ; 24 cm
- Machine generated contents note: I.Deviance and Good Trouble -- 1.Deviant Heroism -- 2.Good Trouble in the Sociological Tradition -- II.Good Trouble against Inequality -- 3.Creative Maladjustment: The Words and Actions of Martin Luther King Jr. -- 4.Disciplined Nonconformists: The Struggle against Racism -- 5.Heretics: Women in Good Trouble -- 6.The Agitators: Labor Trouble -- 7.Truth-Tellers -- 8.Deviant Peacemakers, Lovers, and Dreamers -- III.Good Trouble and the Individual -- 9.Complicit Conformity -- 10.Good Trouble in Everyday Life.
- This book is written in praise of the criminal; a unique kind of criminal, who is motivated not by personal gain, but ethical altruism. Deviant heroes are those individuals who violate unjust norms and laws, facing the repercussions of social control, effecting positive social change in the process. Using a method that examines how the biographies of individual deviants intersected with history, it probes how criminals and deviants have been on the leading edge of important, positive social changes and the creation of a more just, fair, and humane society. Brian Wolf concludes with an examination of the problem of conformity and how deviant heroism in everyday life may be a remedy for injustice in micro-level social contexts.
- 9781498563444 hardcover alkaline paper
1498563449 hardcover alkaline paper
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 163-175) and index.
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