While most readers are more about deviance than sociology, this reader brings sociology front and center by studying deviance and social control in their social contexts. When we do this, sociologists go about using what we know, for example, about race or gender or the family or mass media orsocial movements to study and understand deviance and control. The reader is divided into six parts: 1) theory, 2) social control, 3) statuses and identities, 4) institutions, 5) social movements, and 6) subcultures. Readings range from classics to contemporary pieces, from macro-level studies tostudies of face-to-face encounters. A wide range of theoretical traditions are represented - from functionalist and critical to post-modern and interactionist. Introductions help students see all of these connections: what it means to study deviance and control in a social context; to appreciateresearch questions at different levels of analysis; to understand how a positivist orientation is different from a subjectivist orientation.An Instructor's Manual and Test Bank authored by Dr. Thomas Ratliff (Arkansas State University) are available to qualified instructors via the Ancillary Resource Center (ARC) at www.oup-arc.com.