Series editor(s): Dr. Festus E. Obiakor and Dr. Jeffrey P. Bakken
Subject Area: Education
|Title:||Chapter 7 History of emotional and behavioral disorders|
|Author(s):||Frederick J. Brigham, Brittany L. Hott|
|Volume:||21 Editor(s): Anthony F. Rotatori, Festus E. Obiakor, Jeffrey P. Bakken ISBN: 978-0-85724-629-5 eISBN: 978-0-85724-630-1|
|Citation:||Frederick J. Brigham, Brittany L. Hott (2011), Chapter 7 History of emotional and behavioral disorders, in Anthony F. Rotatori, Festus E. Obiakor, Jeffrey P. Bakken (ed.) History of Special Education (Advances in Special Education, Volume 21), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.151-180|
|DOI:||10.1108/S0270-4013(2011)0000021010 (Permanent URL)|
|Publisher:||Emerald Group Publishing Limited|
|Article type:||Chapter Item|
All societies carry out sorting and classificatory actions, the way they view deviance changes over time for a variety of reasons that are sometimes unrelated to the behavior or its consequences (Moynihan, 1993). Also, some behaviors that were considered to be illnesses or crimes at one time have been redefined in ways that remove them from the medical, psychological, or legal professions' guidelines for interpreting them as deviant behaviors. Homosexuality is one example of such a reclassification (Bowker & Star, 1999).
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