This comprehensive and engaging textbook provides a fresh and sociologically-grounded examination of how deviance is constructed and defined and what it means to be classed a deviant.
- Covers an array of deviances, including sexual, physical, mental, and criminal, as well as deviances often overlooked in the literature, such as elite deviance, cyber-deviance, and deviant occupations
- Examines the popular notions and pseudoscientific explanations upon which the most pervasive myths surrounding deviance and deviants are founded
- Features an analytical through-line assessing the complex and multifaceted relationship between deviance and the media
- Enhanced with extensive pedagogical features, including a glossary of key terms, lists of specific learning outcomes in each chapter, and critical thinking questions designed to assess those outcomes
- Comprehensive instructor ancillaries include PowerPoint slides, a test bank for each chapter, instructor outlines, and sample activities and projects; a student study guide also is available
Sociology, identity, sexual deviance, suicide, mental illness, alcoholism, corporate crime, cyberdeviance, media studies, cultural studies, subcultures, crime, criminology, sociology of work, gender, human sexuality, cyberbullying, journalism, social control