Deviance Process: Third Edition

Deviance Process: Third Edition

by Stuart Henry, Erdwin Pfuhl
     
 

Unlike texts that view deviance as an “essence,” independent of the mind of the observer, Pfuhl and Henry perceive deviance, and its opposite, “normality,” as impermanent, human creations, resulting from people interacting with one another—the outcome of the antagonisms, contradictions and conflicts in society. The perspective used is

Overview

Unlike texts that view deviance as an “essence,” independent of the mind of the observer, Pfuhl and Henry perceive deviance, and its opposite, “normality,” as impermanent, human creations, resulting from people interacting with one another—the outcome of the antagonisms, contradictions and conflicts in society. The perspective used is identified as social constructionist: one that includes elements of interactionsts and phenomenological sociology.

This thoroughly revised and updated text offers students a study of deviance from a perspective that will correspond to their everyday experience.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“This work is an excellent supporting text for any deviancy course, and stands on its own as a treatise on the deviancy process.” —Contemporary Sociology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780202304700
Publisher:
Transaction Publishers
Publication date:
12/31/1993
Series:
Social Problems and Social Issues Series
Edition description:
3rd ed
Pages:
281
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Stuart Henry is Professor of Criminology in the Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminology at Eastern Michigan University. Dr. Henry has published several books and over 50 journal articles on aspects of crime, deviance, and informal social control. Among his books are; Private Justice, The Informal Economy, and Degrees of Deviance.

Erdwin H. Pfuhl is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at Arizona State University. He has been affiliated with several universities in the United States, Canada, and England. His teaching, research and publications have focused on delinquency, deviant behavior, the sociology of law, and several aspects of the criminal justice system.

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