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Encyclopedia of Social Deviance

1st Edition

eISBN-13: 9781483364681

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Social deviance—any behavior that violates a cultural norm—can involve something as major as crime or as minor as consistently and deliberately wearing lively mismatched socks. Whether a crime, a sin, or simply unique taste, what’s considered deviant at one time and place can change, as when extensive tattooing and "body art" evolved from a sideshow carnival spectacle to a nearly universal rite of passage within U.S. culture.

Drawing contributions from across the social and behavioral sciences, including sociology, anthropology, criminology, politics, psychology, and religion, the Encyclopedia of Social Deviance introduces readers to the lively field of rule-making and rebellion that strikes at the core of what it means to be an individual living in a social world. 

Key Features:

More than 300 articles authored by key figures in the field are organized A-to-Z in two volumes. 
Each article concludes with cross-references to related entries and further readings. 
A thematic "Reader’s Guide" groups related articles by broad areas (e.g., Concepts; Theories; Research Methodologies; Individual Deviance; Organizational Deviance; etc.) as one handy search feature on the e-Reference platform, which also includes a comprehensive index of search terms.

Available in both electronic and print formats, this two-volume, A-to-Z encyclopedia set is a must-have resource for students and researchers who seek to understand social deviance.

Key Themes:

Crime, Property
Crime, Sex
Crime, Violent
Crime, White-Collar/Corporate
Defining Deviance
Deviance in Social Institutions
Deviant Subcultures
Drug Use and Abuse
Marriage and Family Deviance
Measuring Deviance
Mental and Physical Disabilities
Methodology for Studying Deviance
Self-Destructive Deviance
Sexual Deviance
Social and Political Protest
Social Control and Deviance
Studying Deviant Subcultures
Technology and Deviance
Theories of Deviance, Macro
Theories of Deviance, Micro
Transitional Deviance

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ISBNs 9781452240336, 9781452240336, 1483364682, 9781483364681
Language English
Number of Pages 864
Edition 1st