skip to content
The relativity of deviance Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

The relativity of deviance

Author: John Curra
Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA : SAGE Publications, Inc., 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
The Relativity of Deviance is a short, clearly-written primer by award-winning expert in sociology and criminology, John Curra. Offering a high-level analysis of the relativity of deviance--perfect for use in conjunction with any of the core deviance textbooks on the market--Curra answers such questions as: What is deviance? What comprises deviant behavior? How are deviants treated? Why is the same act sometimes  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Curra
ISBN: 9781452202624 1452202621
OCLC Number: 827010450
Description: xiii, 369 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface --
The dynamic nature of deviance --
Being deviant --
Power, social networks, and organizational deviance --
Mental disorders --
Predatory violence --
Sexual violence --
Suicide --
Sexual diversity --
Drugs and drug taking --
Index --
About the author.
Responsibility: John Curra, Eastern Kentucky University.

Abstract:

Revised edition of this popular, thought provoking exploration of the sociology of deviance.  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"Interesting examples students can relate to." -- Niame Adele "I find the writing style to be a significant strength of this text." -- Dr. Lisa Munson Weinberg "Many of the ideas are solid and the Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(1)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/827010450> # The relativity of deviance
    a schema:Book, schema:CreativeWork ;
   library:oclcnum "827010450" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/cau> ;
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/302.542/e23/> ;
   schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/891953> ; # Deviant behavior
   schema:bookEdition "Third edition." ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/47011361> ; # John Curra
   schema:datePublished "2014" ;
   schema:description "The Relativity of Deviance is a short, clearly-written primer by award-winning expert in sociology and criminology, John Curra. Offering a high-level analysis of the relativity of deviance--perfect for use in conjunction with any of the core deviance textbooks on the market--Curra answers such questions as: What is deviance? What comprises deviant behavior? How are deviants treated? Why is the same act sometimes praised and sometimes condemned as deviant behavior? Through insightful and thought-provoking examples such as the blue people of Kentucky, a woman who believes she is a vampire, autoerotic asphyxiates, and others, Curra illustrates that deviance cannot be explained in terms of absolutes nor can it be understood apart from its social setting. This book approaches issues of sex, violence, theft, drugs, and mental disorders in a way that makes definitive or objective judgments impossible."@en ;
   schema:description "Preface -- The dynamic nature of deviance -- Being deviant -- Power, social networks, and organizational deviance -- Mental disorders -- Predatory violence -- Sexual violence -- Suicide -- Sexual diversity -- Drugs and drug taking -- Index -- About the author."@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/19902700> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "The relativity of deviance"@en ;
   schema:productID "827010450" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781452202624> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/827010450> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/891953> # Deviant behavior
    a schema:Intangible ;
   schema:name "Deviant behavior"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/47011361> # John Curra
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:familyName "Curra" ;
   schema:givenName "John" ;
   schema:name "John Curra" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9781452202624>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "1452202621" ;
   schema:isbn "9781452202624" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.