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Constructions of Deviance: Social Power, Context, and Interaction

3.68  ·  Rating Details ·  87 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
This text is the industry standard for publishing the most recent and relevant articles in the field. It demonstrates to students how the concepts and theories of deviance can be applied to the world around them. The authors include both theoretical analyses and ethnographic illustrations of how deviance is socially constructed, organized, and managed. The Adlers challenge ...more
Paperback, 562 pages
Published March 12th 2002 by Wadsworth Publishing Company (first published January 1st 1994)
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Jun 13, 2007 Lindsay rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: sociology students, anyone interested in deviance as a subject
This book is a collection of essay's compiled by the Adler's, a well-known and accomplished couple in the field of sociology. Topics covered include rape, pedophilia, gangs, stripping, sexual asphyxia, etc. While it sounds graphic, the articles themselves are academic in nature, so most read like research, not novels. Still, for anyone interested in learning more about these topics or fascinated by social power and interaction, this collection is good enough to keep you interested. Though I had ...more
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Sep 14, 2011 Laurie Garcia rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a great textbook full of interesting articles on deviance. It is very insightful and thought provoking.
Aug 16, 2008 Kelley marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
note to self: read "Real Punks and Pretenders" essay
May 01, 2012 rhea added it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: uno
For my Social Deviance class, interesting stuff.
May 16, 2010 Jess rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2010, school, non-fiction
Needs an index to be even remotely useful.
Apr 21, 2015 Sabrina rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sociology-texts
3 and half stars
mmm, deviance.
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