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Social deviance : readings in theory and research

Author: Henry N Pontell
Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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"This updated collection of classic and contemporary readings in social deviance provides a balanced overview of specific deviant behaviors, the application of theory, and the latest research in the study of deviant behavior."--BOOK JACKET.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry N Pontell
ISBN: 0131444190 9780131444195
OCLC Number: 55600983
Description: xi, 482 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Introduction. Moral entrepreneurs: the creation and enforcement of deviant categories / Howard S. Becker ; Ironies of social control: authorities as contributors to deviance through escalation, nonenforcement, and covert facilitation / Gary T. Marx ; The "discovery" of child abuse / Stephen J. Pfohl. --
pt. II. Theories. Functionalism, anomie, and strain. The normal and the pathological / Emile Durkheim ; Social structure and anomie / Robert K. Merton ; Illegitimate means and delinquent subcultures / Richard A. Cloward and Lloyd E. Ohlin ; A general strain theory of community differences in crime rates / Robert Agnew. Symbolic interactionism/Labeling. The social self / Charles Horton Cooley ; Primary and secondary deviation / Edwin M. Lemert ; Stigma and social identity / Erving Goffman ; On behalf of labeling theory / Erich Goode. Conflict theory. Toward a Marxian theory of deviance / Steven Spitzer ; The poverty of the sociology of deviance: nuts, sluts, and preverts / Alexander Liazos.
Responsibility: edited by Henry N. Pontell.
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"This updated collection of classic and contemporary readings in social deviance provides a balanced overview of specific deviant behaviors, the application of theory, and the latest research in the study of deviant behavior."--BOOK JACKET.

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