Deviance: Social Constructions and Blurred Boundaries

Ebook Details


Leon Anderson

Year 2017
Pages 496
Publisher University of California Press
Language en
ISBN 9780520292376
File Size 17.36 MB
File Format PDF , EPUB
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Ebook Description

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 deviancelearn to analyze several kinds of criminal deviance that involve unwilling victims—such as murder, rape, street-level property crime, and white-collar crimelearn to examine several categories of “lifestyle” and “status” deviancedevelop 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.