- Erich Goode - SUNY at Stony Brook, USA
- D. Angus Vail - Willamette University, USA
Deviance | Sociology of Deviance
- Exemplifies the concept of deviance to the fullest extent, from primary to secondary deviation: By focusing on extreme deviance, this book explores the full range of the consequence of normative violations.
- Presents vivid examples: Examples are dramatic, difficult to forget, and manifest from the normative violation through condemnation to the creation of deviance stereotyping, social isolation, and stigmatization.
- Offers an engaging text-reader format: Each chapter begins with a detailed introduction written by the editors followed by two selections written by sociological experts in the field and one personal account.
This book is designed for undergraduate courses such as Sociology of Deviant Behavior, Deviant Behavior, and Social Deviance in the department of sociology.
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I really wanted to use this book, but the fact that there were no instructor resources made that impossible, given how many new courses I was prepping at the time. If there were instructor resources created for this book (most notably, some kind of presentation material and test banks), I would definitely use this book in future semesters.
It was a great addition to my syllabus -- not many textbooks talk about man-boy love, extreme environmentalism, etc.
The students loved it.
Students love this book!!