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Extraordinary behavior : a case study approach to understanding social problems

Author: Dennis L Peck; Norman A Dolch
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001.
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Analyzes, illustrates, and evaluates contemporary social problems using a symbolic interaction and case study approach.

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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Extraordinary behavior.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001
(OCoLC)595944786
Online version:
Extraordinary behavior.
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2001
(OCoLC)606512985
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis L Peck; Norman A Dolch
ISBN: 0275970159 9780275970154 0275970574 9780275970574
OCLC Number: 43694355
Description: viii, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Suicide / Dennis L. Peck --
Anorexia nervosa / Diane E. Taub and Penelope A. McLorg --
Alcohol/drug abuse / Celia Chun-Nui Lo and Gerald Globetti --
AIDS / Mary-Rose Mueller --
Teenage mothers / Norman A. Dolch, Kelly E. Orr, and Julie Ezernack --
Spousal abuse/domestic violence / Melanie L. Miller --
Divorce and poverty / N. Ree Wells --
Child support/deadbeat dads / Kimberly A. Folse --
Homelessness / Debra M. McCallum and John M. Bolland --
Sexual harassment / Beverly E. Thorn --
Equal protection and racial exclusion / Larry D. Hall and Audwin L. Anderson --
Male prostitution / Thomas C. Calhoun and Greg S. Weaver --
Career criminals / Ronald E. Jones --
Mass murder / Thomas A. Petee, Kathy G. Padgett, and Thomas S. York --
Serial killers / James A. Sparks.
Responsibility: edited by Dennis L. Peck and Norman A. Dolch.

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This collection of case studies introduces readers to many of the common yet extraordinary social problems in contemporary American society. Employing a symbolic interaction approach, the authors  Read more...

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