The Relativity of Deviance (Paperback)

Author: Curra, John

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In this Second Edition of his investigation into the relative nature of social deviance and how the public perceives it, author John Curra demonstrates that what qualifies as deviance varies from place to place, time to time, and situation to situation. Through thought-provoking examples that include the blue people of Kentucky, a woman who believes she is a vampire, autoerotic asphyxiators, and others, Curra illustrates that deviance cannot be explained in terms of absolutes, nor can it be understood apart from its social setting. This insightful book approaches sex, violence, theft, suicide, drugs, and mental disorders in such a way that definitive or objective judgments become impossible.

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Publisher Sage Pubns
Mfg Part# 9781412964661
SKU 212929751
Format Paperback
ISBN10 1412964660
Release Date 5/1/2010
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Book Format Paperback
Edition 0002
Number of Pages 0299
Publisher Pine Forge Press
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