For Junior and Senior courses in Deviance, Social Deviance, and Deviant Behavior.The author seeks to understand deviance from the major sociological perspectives and theories of deviance by providing a comprehensive, balanced examination of the conceptual foundation of the sociology of deviance. Throughout the text, Goode imparts a practical knowledge towards real-world matters that enables students to think clearly about them.
- Hardback | 480 pages
- 177.8 x 236.22 x 27.94mm | 884.5g
- 25 Oct 2000
- Pearson Education (US)
- Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
- 6th edition
Table of contents
1. Introduction. 2. What is Deviance? 3. What Is to Be Explained? Two Approaches to Deviance. 4. Explaining Deviant Behavior: Positivist Theories. 5. Constructionist Theories of Deviance. 6. Criminal Behavior. 7. Drug Use as Deviant Behavior. 8. Legal Drugs: The Use of Alcohol and Tobacco. 9. Heterosexual Deviance. 10. Male and Female Homosexuality. 11. Physical Characteristics as Deviance. 12. Cognitive Deviance. 13. Mental Illness. 14. Ideological, Ethical, and Moral Implications of Studying Deviance. References. Photo Credits. Indexes.