- What is deviance? -- Who is deviant? -- What do we need to know to understand deviance? -- Is deviance a threat to, or part of, the foundation of social life? -- It's disgusting, isn't it? -- Is deviance harmful or helpful? -- Can deviance be intended to promote morality, not violate it? -- Once deviant, always deviant? -- How much deviance is there? -- What causes people to commit deviance? -- How does meaning matter in committing deviance? -- What happened? -- What kind of person is the offender? -- Images of harm or harmful images? -- Who could cause such harm? -- Do you get the time because you did the crime? -- Can we deal with deviance without discriminating? -- Each case of deviance is different, isn't it? -- How can we get people to do what we want them to do? -- Conclusion -- References.
- "This second edition of Thinking about Deviance explores how people participate in and produce the phenomenon of deviance. Through nineteen brief and provocative chapters, the book examines how everyone is involved in the many facets of deviance. While a small portion of deviance may seem to be exotic, done by people on the fringe of society, deviance is an integral part of society and of conventional people's lives." "By using everyday instances of deviance familiar to college students (such as shoplifting, academic cheating, and underage drinking) and examples from the media, the book engages readers and enables them to develop more general thinking about deviance. Through all interactive style in which the readers are asked questions and presented with hypothetical and actual situations, the book creates a "conversation" with the readers. It encourages readers to think about and question deviance, including their participation in and their assumptions about it, in ways they are unlikely to have done before."--BOOK JACKET.
- 9780742561984 (hbk. : alk. paper)
0742561984 (hbk. : alk. paper)
9780742561991 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0742561992 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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- Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-246) and index.
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