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The full picture of Deviant Behavior
Deviant Behavior, 10/e by Erich Goodeprovides a comprehensive study of the behavior, beliefs, conditions, and reactions to deviance, giving students a better understanding of this phenomenon. Deviance is discussed from the sociological perspectives of positivism and constructionism. Readers will grasp the reason behind deviant behavior through the positivist perspective and why certain actions, beliefs, and physical characteristics are condemned through the constructionist perspective.
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Erich Goode is Sociology Professor Emeritus at Stony Brook University and Visiting Scholar at New York University; he also taught at the University of Maryland, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and the University of North Carolina. Professor Goode received his PhD in Sociology from Columbia. He is the author of ten books, including Deviance in Everyday Life (2002, Waveland Press), Moral Panics (with Nachman Ben-Yehuda, 2nd edition, 2009, Wiley-Blackwell), and Drugs in American Society (7th edition, 2008, McGraw-Hill), as well as the editor of seven anthologies of collected or original writings. During his career, he received a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Lady Davis Teaching Fellowship, the President's Award for Excellence in Teaching, and the SUNY-wide Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. Goode has published articles in a wide range of venues, including academic journals (Social Problems, Deviant Behavior, The American Journal of Sociology), newspapers (The Washington Post, Newsday), literary journals (Raritan, The Palo Alto Review), and magazines (The Skeptical Inquirer, The Evergreen Review). Professor Goode is married and lives in New York City.
BRIEF TABLE OF CONTENTS:
Chapter 1. Introduction: What is Deviance?
Chapter 2. Explaining Deviant Behavior
Chapter 3. Constructing Deviance
Chapter 4. Poverty and Disrepute
Chapter 5. Crime and Criminalization
Chapter 6. White Collar Crime
Chapter 7. Drug Use as Deviance: An Introduction
Chapter 8. Drug Abuse
Chapter 9. Sexual Deviance
Chapter 10. Unconventional Beliefs
Chapter 11. Mental Disorder
Chapter 12. Deviant Physical Characteristics
Chapter 13. Tribal Stigma: Labeling Race and Ethnicity
Chapter 14. Summary and Conclusions