» » Hustlers, Beats, and Others

eBook Hustlers, Beats, and Others epub

by Ned Polsky

eBook Hustlers, Beats, and Others epub
  • ISBN: 0202308871
  • Author: Ned Polsky
  • Genre: Health
  • Subcategory: Psychology & Counseling
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (May 2, 2006)
  • Pages: 218 pages
  • ePUB size: 1962 kb
  • FB2 size 1185 kb
  • Formats azw mbr mobi lrf


Edwin M. Lemert, American Journal of Sociology.

Ranging from pool hustling to pornography, this book analyzes deviant branches of American life, dispels misconceptions about them .

Ranging from pool hustling to pornography, this book analyzes deviant branches of American life, dispels misconceptions about them, and throws new light on sociological theory and method. Each chapter radically dissents from one or more mainstream opinions about deviance. The first chapter examines the alleged causes for the decline of American poolrooms and finds them wanting, traces the rise and fall of poolrooms to historical changes in America's social structure, and cogently dissects the recent poolroom revival.

Hustlers, Beats and Others is Ned Polsky's fascinating examination of the underground life of pool hustlers, and how hustlers fit (or don't) into larger society.

Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them. 1. The Military and Society in Russia 1450-1917 (History of Warfare). Eric Lohr, Marshall Poe. Year: 2002.

Hustlers, beats, and others. by. Polsky, Ned. Publication date. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by loader-DanaB on June 28, 2010.

Full recovery of all data can take up to 2 weeks!

2 quotes from Hustlers, Beats, And Others: ‘Of course, the hustler doesn't proclaim his trade to the outside world, for typically he has neither a masoch.

2 quotes from Hustlers, Beats, And Others: ‘Of course, the hustler doesn't proclaim his trade to the outside world, for typically he has neither a masoch. Hustlers, Beats, And Others Quotes Showing 1-2 of 2.

Hustlers, Beats, And Others book. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Hustlers, Beats, And Others.

Ned Polsky (October 20, 1928 – June 13, 2000) was an American author and sociologist who wrote the 1969 book Hustlers, Beats, and Others, about political culture, criminology and pool hustlers. He was also known for his criticism of Norman Mailer's essay The White Negro, included with the essay in later collections of Mailer's work, and as an "insane Joyce fanatic" who memorized long passages from Finnegans Wake.

Ranging from pool hustling to pornography, this book analyzes deviant branches of American life, dispels misconceptions about them, and throws new light on sociological theory and method. Each chapter radically dissents from one or more mainstream opinions about deviance.

The first chapter examines the alleged causes for the decline of American poolrooms and finds them wanting, traces the rise and fall of poolrooms to historical changes in America's social structure, and cogently dissects the recent poolroom revival. The second chapter, reports a field study of a deviant occupation, pool hustling, describing the hustler's work situation and career from recruitment to retirement. In revealing how pool hustlers, although dedicated wholly to a vocation that merely breaks unenforced gambling laws, frequently supplement their income by means of outright felonies, the author develops a new theory of "crime as moonlighting." The third chapter sharply criticizes our criminology textbooks for avoiding the study of uncaught adult criminals in their natural environments. It demonstrates such research to be both necessary and practical with career felons as well as moonlighters. The author describes field techniques he has used with career felons, offers new findings gleaned by means of these techniques, and answers moral objections to such research. The forth chapter presents the first genuinely empirical study of the beat delinquent sub-culture, in which the author corrects some journalistic views such as that most beats are exhibitionists and some sociological ones such as that "retreatist" drug-users can meet neither legitimate nor criminal success norms. The final chapter, on the sociology of pornography, holds that the courts are wrong to claim that naturalistic erotic art is non-pornographic, and wronger still to claim that hard-core pornography is, in Mr. Justice Brennan's words, "utterly without redeeming social importance."

The author's unusual blend of empirical, theoretical, and methodological contributions to the study of deviance is enlivened by a witty yet disputatious style, for Mr. Polsky believes that polemical scholarship improves the quality of intellectual life by forcing genteel discussion to become genuine debate.

Comments: (3)
Made-with-Love
From a sociological perspective, Hustlers, Beats , and others serves what it set out to do, explore the sociological aspects of billiards in America and the culture that has accompained it through time. However with the recent boom of billiards into mainstram american society, many of his observations and conclusions are dated if not false. Te book just goes to many places, crime, pornography, etc. and fails what it set out to originally acomplish. Furthermore, I find it quite unusal that the author chooses to contend a great deal of current ideologies toward billiards . Is this not a sociological perspective, or an historical editorial.As a college student, and a sociology major, the author fails to win my support from his argument. All in all, quite disapointing as I found it at my local bookstore and the cover looked interesting. I was left with a feeling of disappointment when I finished this book, as it completely crushed many of the idealization and ideologies and norms that are associated to theculture of billiards. Stick with the sociology, cut the editorial
Alexandra
A landmark in deviant personality study
mIni-Like
Very, very interesting. Polsky's research is second to none.
eBooks Related to Hustlers, Beats, and Others
Contacts | Privacy Policy | DMCA
All rights reserved.
lycee-pablo-picasso.fr © 2016-2020