Deviant Behavior, 10/e

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  • Edition: 10th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2015-01-01
  • Publisher: Pearson - Prentice Hall

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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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Author Biography

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.

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

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