Readings in deviant behavior

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Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, Aug 30, 2005 - Psychology - 349 pages
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This collection of 53 readings represents the full range of deviance sociology. They deal with many different theories collected via different research methodologies. This new edition features 23 new articles, ranging from noncriminal deviance to crimes in cyberspace.The text has been applauded by readers. One user writes, ";The articles have been extremely well-selected. They cover classical and current issues in deviance. Many are on the 'cutting edge' . . . the coverage of theories of deviance is outstanding because while the selections are relatively short, they convey the essence of each of the perspectives.";

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Contents

PART
9
Defining Deviancy Down
15
Pleasures and Perils in Deviance Research
25
Copyright

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Alex Thio is Professor of Sociology at Ohio University. Born of Chinese parentage in Penang, Malaysia, he grew up in a multicultural environment. He acquired fluency in Mandarin (modern standard Chinese), Malay, and Indonesian. He also picked up a smattering of English and Dutch. He took French and German in high school and college. Professor Thio attended primary school in Malaysia and high school in Indonesia. He then came to the United States and worked his way through Central Methodist College in Missouri, where he majored in social sciences. Later, he studied sociology as a graduate student at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and he completed his doctorate while working as a research and teaching assistant. Professor Thio regularly teaches courses in deviance, introductory sociology, social problems, and criminology. In addition to teaching, he enjoys writing. He is the author of the "Sociology: A Brief Introduction," ""Society: Myths and Realities (Penguin Academic), ""and "Deviant Behavior,

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