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Constructions of Deviance: Social Power, Context, and Interaction
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 3 of 5 stars · 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
I had to read this book,as a textbook, for a deviant behavior course I was taking. I liked how the book put the theories and concepts into everyday terms and gave solid examples of what they were trying to explain. I found this book to actually be very interesting and I enjoyed the reading for this class because this book was intriguing to read.