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Deviance

Social Constructions and Blurred Boundaries

Deviance by Leon Anderson
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Deviance: Social Constructions and Blurred Boundaries draws on up-to-date scholarship across a wide spectrum of deviance categories, providing a symbolic interactionist analysis of the deviance process. The book addresses positivistic theories of deviant behavior within a description of the deviance process that encompasses the work of deviance claims-makers, rule-breakers, and social control agents.
 
Students: 
  • are introduced to the sociology of deviance
  • learn to analyze several kinds of criminal deviance that involve unwilling victims—such as murder, rape, street-level property crime, and white-collar crime
  • learn to examine several categories of “lifestyle” and “status” deviance
  • develop skills for critical analysis of criminal justice and social policies
Overall, students gain an understanding of the sociology of deviance through cross-cultural comparisons, historical overview of deviance in the U.S., and up-close analysis of the lived experience of those who are labeled deviant as well as responses to them in the U.S. today.

Instructor Resources are available to easily help with lecture and exam preparation. 
University of California Press; August 2017
496 pages; ISBN 9780520965935
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Title: Deviance
Author: Leon Anderson
 
ISBNs
9780520292376
9780520965935