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Description - Deviance by Leon Anderson

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520292376
ISBN-10: 0520292375
Format: Paperback / softback
(235mm x 191mm x 25mm)
Pages: 496
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 15-Sep-2017
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Leon Anderson

Leon Anderson is Professor of Sociology at Utah State University. He is co-author of Down On Their Luck and Analyzing Social Settings, 4th Edition.

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