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Published by Allyn and Bacon in Boston .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Deviant behavior.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Erich Goode.
ContributionsGoode, Erich.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHM291 .S5874 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 405 p. :
Number of Pages405
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL783289M
ISBN 100205165834
LC Control Number95015294

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Drawing contributions from across the social and behavioral sciences, including sociology, anthropology, criminology, politics, psychology, and religion, the Encyclopedia of Social Deviance introduces readers to the lively field of rule-making and rebellion that strikes at the core of what it means to be an individual living in a social world. Deviance and Social Control: A Sociological Perspective, Second Edition serves as a guide to students delving into the fascinating world of deviance for the first s Michelle Inderbitzin, Kristin A. Bates, and Randy Gainey offer a clear overview of issues and perspectives in the field, including introductions to classic and current sociological theories as well as research on Cited by: 7.   Ultimately Social Deviance reveals theunderlying process by which some people get sucked into deviantlifestyles from which there appears to be no escape, highlightingthe central role of social stigma on a person’s identity. At its core this book looks at who becomes deviant and why. Deviance is behavior that violates social norms and arouses negative social reactions. Some behavior is considered so harmful that governments enact written laws that ban the behavior. Crime is behavior that violates these laws and is obviously an important type of deviance that concerns many Americans.

Deviance and Social Control: A Sociological Perspective, Second Edition serves as a guide to students delving into the fascinating world of deviance for the first s Michelle Inderbitzin, Kristin A. Bates, and Randy Gainey offer a clear overview of issues and perspectives in the field, including introductions to classic and current sociological theories as well as research on. All Book Search results » Bibliographic information. Title: Social Deviance: Social Policy, Action and Research Volume 9 of Crime & Delinquency, ISBN , International Behavioural and Social Sciences, Classics from the Tavistock Press. Social deviance is a phenomenon that has existed in all societies with norms. Sociological theories of deviance are those that use social context and social pressures to explain deviance. Crime: The study of social deviance is the study of the violation of cultural norms in either formal or informal contexts. Paul Roote Wolpe's "Explaining Social Deviance" is an audio lecture introduction to the concept of Social Deviance as viewed through the filter of the field of Sociology. The series consists of 10 lectures, with each lecture about 45 minutes in length. The lectures appear to be from the 's/5.

In sociology, deviance describes an action or behavior that violates social norms, including a formally enacted rule (e.g., crime), as well as informal violations of social norms (e.g., rejecting folkways and mores).Deviance is a behavioural disposition that is not in conformity with an institutionalized set-up or code of conduct. [citation needed] Although deviance may have a negative. “A more fundamental problem with labelling human distress and deviance as mental disorder is that it reduces a complex, important, and distinct part of human life to nothing more than a biological illness or defect, not to be processed or understood, or in some cases even embraced, but to be ‘treated’ and ‘cured’ by any means possible—often with drugs that may be doing much more. The word deviance connotes odd or unacceptable behavior, but in the sociological sense of the word, deviance is simply any violation of society’s norms. Deviance can range from something minor, such as a traffic violation, to something major, such as murder. Each society defines what is deviant and what is not, and definitions of deviance differ widely between societies. Deviance is an attribute, something inherent in a certain kind of behavior or person. For sociologists, deviance is not a type of person, but rather a formal property of social situations and social systems. There are two interrelated properties that help characterize the phenomenon of deviance.