This best-selling text offers comprehensive coverage of all aspects of deviance and is noted for its blend of style and substance.
Deviant Behavior covers a wide spectrum of theories of deviance, and analyzes numerous specific deviant behaviors. The author uses an abundance of research data, including many that debunk our common assumptions about deviant behavior. Students are exposed to the full range of theories and data about deviance, and are challenged to think about and evaluate their own biases and preconceptions.
A readable text featuring real-life vignettes, student-oriented examples, and critical analysis of theories and data on specific deviant behaviors. Coverage encompasses theoretical perspectives such as feminism, postmodernism, and Marxist theories, as well as newly recognized deviances such as cyberporn, cigarette smoking, terrorism, homophobia, and governmental deviance. This edition includes new material on school violence, serial killers, the link between social class and mental illness, and the Russian Mafia. The author teaches sociology at Ohio University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)