Social Deviance

Social Deviance Being, Behaving, and Branding

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Examining a variety of forms of deviance, this text considers two alternative viewpoints: the objectivist conception - deviance is norm-violation, and subjectivist conception - deviance is a definition. It applies both views to the differing forms of deviance examined in later chapters. For each viewpoint, both macro and micro level theories relevant to each form of deviance are presented. For each theory empirical research is reviewed with an eye towards evaluating the validity of the theory. The text stresses throughout that the definition of deviance depends on one's conception.

Book information

ISBN: 9780205137527
Publisher: Allyn and Bacon
Imprint: Allyn and Bacon
Pub date:
DEWEY: 302.542
DEWEY edition: 20
Language: English
Number of pages: 447
Weight: 900g
Height: 235mm
Width: 178mm
Spine width: 22mm