Deviant Behavior

Deviant Behavior

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Deviant Behavior, 10/e by Erich Goode provides a comprehensive study of the behavior, beliefs, conditions, and reactions to deviance, giving students a better understanding of this phenomenon. Deviance is discussed from the sociological perspectives of positivism and constructionism. Readers will grasp the reason behind deviant behavior through the positivist perspective and why certain actions, beliefs, and physical characteristics are condemned through the constructionist perspective.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 171 x 248 x 15.24mm | 706g
  • Routledge Member of the Taylor and Francis Group
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • 10th New edition
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0205899668
  • 9780205899661
  • 1,153,225

Table of contents

BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS: Chapter 1. Introduction: What is Deviance? Chapter 2. Explaining Deviant Behavior Chapter 3. Constructing Deviance Chapter 4. Poverty and Disrepute Chapter 5. Crime and Criminalization Chapter 6. White Collar Crime Chapter 7. Drug Use as Deviance: An Introduction Chapter 8. Drug Abuse Chapter 9. Sexual Deviance Chapter 10. Unconventional Beliefs Chapter 11. Mental Disorder Chapter 12. Deviant Physical Characteristics Chapter 13. Tribal Stigma: Labeling Race and Ethnicity Chapter 14. Summary and Conclusions
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About Erich Goode

Erich Goode is Sociology Professor Emeritus at Stony Brook University and Visiting Scholar at New York University; he also taught at the University of Maryland, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the University of North Carolina. Professor Goode received his PhD in Sociology from Columbia. He is the author of ten books, including Deviance in Everyday Life (2002, Waveland Press), Moral Panics (with Nachman Ben-Yehuda, 2nd edition, 2009, Wiley-Blackwell), and Drugs in American Society (7th edition, 2008, McGraw-Hill), as well as the editor of seven anthologies of collected or original writings. During his career, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lady Davis Teaching Fellowship, the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the SUNY-wide Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Goode has published articles in a wide range of venues, including academic journals (Social Problems, Deviant Behavior, The American Journal of Sociology), newspapers (The Washington Post, Newsday), literary journals (Raritan, The Palo Alto Review), and magazines (The Skeptical Inquirer, The Evergreen Review). Professor Goode is married and lives in New York City.
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