Outsiders: Studies in Sociology of Deviance

Outsiders: Studies in Sociology of Deviance


By (author) Howard S. Becker

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  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 18mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 4 August 1997
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0684836351
  • ISBN 13: 9780684836355
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 61,309

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This sociological text on deviance and difference provides an exploration into unconventional individuals and their place in normal society.

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Howard Becker's Outsiders broke new ground in the early 1960s, arguing that social deviance is a more common phenomenon that perceived and that conventional wisdom that social deviants are pathological is incorrect. Becker's seminal study remains the most piercing exploration about unconventional individuals and their position in' normal' society.