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The sociology of deviance; differences, tradition, and stigma.


The sociology of deviance; differences, tradition, and stigma.

Franzese, Robert J.

C.C. Thomas


295 pages




This textbook introduces a broad array of subjects from the sociology of deviance. After providing background on the subject as a whole, the author reviews the major theories of deviance, covering anomie, structural, strain, control, societal reaction, social processes, conflict, and feminist theories while specifically addressing their empirical viability. He then presents five chapters demonstrating how substantive areas of the sociology of deviance are treated, discussing suicide, criminal behavior, addiction and the use and abuse of substances, societal reaction and stigmatization of mental disorders and physical disabilities, sexual behaviors and differences, and elite and power deviance.

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Date:Aug 1, 2009
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