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Deviant behavior

Author: Erich Goode
Publisher: New York : Routledge-Taylor and Francis Group, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Eleventh editionView all editions and formats
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Deviant behavior provides a comprehensive study of the behavior, beliefs, conditions, and reactions to deviance, giving students a better understanding of this phenomenon. Deviance is discussed from the sociological perspectives of positivism and constructionism. Readers will grasp the reason behind deviant behavior through the positivist perspective and why certain actions, beliefs, and physical characteristics are  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erich Goode
ISBN: 9781138656024 113865602X 9781138191907 1138191906
OCLC Number: 936430022
Notes: Revised edition of the author's Deviant behavior, 2014.
Description: xvi, 406 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface and acknowledgments --
Detailed table of contents --
An introduction to deviance --
Explaining deviant behavior --
Constructing deviance --
Poverty and disrepute --
Crime and criminalization --
Criminal behavior --
White collar and corporate crime --
Substance abuse --
Sexual deviance --
Unconventional beliefs --
Mental disorder --
Deviant physical characteristics --
Tribal stigma : race, religion, and ethnicity --
Concluding thoughts --
References.
Responsibility: Erich Goode.

Abstract:

Deviant behavior provides a comprehensive study of the behavior, beliefs, conditions, and reactions to deviance, giving students a better understanding of this phenomenon. Deviance is discussed from the sociological perspectives of positivism and constructionism. Readers will grasp the reason behind deviant behavior through the positivist perspective and why certain actions, beliefs, and physical characteristics are condemned through the constructionist perspective.

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