Deviance and Social Control: Who rules?

Paperback | November 26, 2006

byHelen Marshall, Kathy Douglas, Desmond McDonnell

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This text is a new way of looking at the sociology of deviance. It takes seriously the argument for the death of deviance, and reasons it is more useful to talk about 'rules' and 'rule-breakers'. It makes links between the ideas of deviance and rule-breaking to future professional lives ofstudents. It shows the contemporary relevance of this area and includes topical examples such as terrorism, anorexia, paedophilia, female sexual dysfunction and depression.

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This text is a new way of looking at the sociology of deviance. It takes seriously the argument for the death of deviance, and reasons it is more useful to talk about 'rules' and 'rule-breakers'. It makes links between the ideas of deviance and rule-breaking to future professional lives ofstudents. It shows the contemporary relevance o...

Helen Marshall and Desmond McDonnell are Senior Lecturers at the School of Social Science and Planning RMIT. Kathy Douglas is a Lecturer at the School of Social Science and Planning, RMIT.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.65 × 6.69 × 0.59 inPublished:November 26, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0195553012

ISBN - 13:9780195553017

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