Deviant Behavior by Delos H. Kelly
A Text-Reader in the Sociology of Deviance

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Through a series of 45 carefully selected readings (20 new to this edition), Deviant Behavior explores the ramifications of deviance for both the individual and society, examining the responses of society to deviant behavior and the reasons why certain people violate the social norm.  Overall, the text probes the establishment and maintenance of deviant categories; the motivations behind deviant behavior; the formal and informal labelling of individuals and particular segments of society as deviant; the effects of institutionalization; the efforts of those considered deviant to shake the label; and the way deviant categories and structures can be altered.
 

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Published May 31, 2002 by Worth Publishers. 687 pages
Genres: Professional & Technical, Political & Social Sciences, Science & Math. Non-fiction
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