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THEORIES OF DEVIANCE exposes students to theoretical foundation statements from diverse sociological perspectives. It provides the key passages about deviance that should be read in the original and offers students a varied theoretical background for the study of deviance. As they examine seminal contributions, students will develop heightened critical insight and appreciation for the complexities of theory construction. The selections represent the mainstream approaches in the sociology of deviance, as well as more recent approaches.
Part I. FUNCTIONALISM. Emile Durkheim. Kingsley Davis. Kai T. Erikson. Melvin Tumin. Keith F. Durkin and Clifton D. Bryant. Part II. SOCIAL DISORGANIZATION. W. I. Thomas and Florian Znaniecki. Robert E. Park. Robert E. L. Faris and H. Warren Dunham. C. Wright Mills. Finn-Aage Esbensen and David Huizina. Part III. ANOMIE. Emile Durkheim. Robert K. Merton. Richard A. Cloward. Albert K. Cohen. Part IV. DIFFERENTIAL ASSOCIATION AND NEUTRALIZATION. Edwin H. Sutherland and Donald R. Cressey. Donald R. Cressey. Gresham M. Sykes and David Matza. Ross L. Matsueda. Donald L. McCabe. Part V. CONTROL THEORY. Walter C. Reckless. Travis Hirschi. Michael R. Gottfredson and Travis Hirschi. LaMar T. Empey. John H. Laub and Robert J. Sampson. Part VI. LABELING AND DEVIANCE. Frank Tannenbaum. Edwin M. Lemert. Howard S. Becker. Thomas J. Scheff. Milton Mankoff. Penelope A. McLorg and Diane E. Taub. Part VII. POLITICS AND CLASS IN THE STUDY OF DEVIANCE. Joseph R. Gusfield. Richard Quinney. Alexander Liazos. Steven Spitzer. Robert F. Meier. William J. Chambliss.