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The Handbook of Deviance

Edited by: Erich Goode
eISBN: 9781118701423
Print publication date: 2015


Subject Deviance and Social Control » Sociology of Deviance

DOI: 10.1111/b.9781118701423.2015.x

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The Handbook of Deviance

Composed of over 30 essays written by an international array of scholars, The Handbook of Deviance provides an up-to-date and comprehensive collection of definitive work on key topics in the sociology of deviance. The collection includes coverage of recent theoretical innovations in the field, such as the distinction between positivist and constructionist perspectives on deviance, and the incorporation of physical appearance as a form of deviance. Meticulously edited by one of the best known authorities in the field, the handbook also features chapters on cutting-edge topics, such as terrorism and environmental degradation as forms of deviance.

Each chapter includes a critical review of what is known about the topic, a summary of the current status of the topic, and the author's own insights into the future of the topic. Both within the individual chapters and across the handbook, theoretical ideas are seamlessly balanced with issue-driven analysis. The Handbook of Deviance will be an invaluable reference for professionals, researchers, and students interested in the sociology of deviance.

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Goode, Erich (ed). The Handbook of Deviance. Blackwell Publishing, 2015. Blackwell Reference Online. 24 April 2018 <http://www.blackwellreference.com/public/book.html?id=g9781118701423_9781118701423>



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