Series: Short Introductions 229 x 152mm | 216 pages | November 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-2350-4 £55.00 | $69.95 | €65.90 PB | 978-1-5095-2351-1 £17.99 | $24.95 | €20.90 ebook available
Social Deviance Second Edition
The new edition of this popular introduction explores the meaning of social deviance in contemporary society. Stuart Henry traces the path by which we create deviance: how we single out behavior, ideas, and appearances that differ from the “norm,” label them as either offensive or acceptable, and then condemn or celebrate them. The book explains what kinds of behaviors are banned and who bans them, exposing the important political influences underlying these processes. Benefiting from the collaboration of Lindsay M. Howard and a new engaging, accessible style, the second edition features expanded treatment of the theories of deviance, new material on positive deviance, and updated references and contemporary examples throughout. At its core, Social Deviance looks at who becomes deviant and why. It delves into the multiple motives that cause rule breakers to behave badly, at least in the eyes of those they offend, or behave creatively in the eyes of those they please. It reveals the way deviants think about their actions, their moral identity, and their fellow moral outcasts. STUART HENRY is Professor of Criminal Justice at San Diego State University.
Series: Short Introductions 229 x 152mm | 200 pages | October 2018 HB | 978-1-5095-1256-0 £55.00 | $69.95 | €65.90 PB | 978-1-5095-1257-7 £17.99 | $24.95 | €21.90
Latina/o Studies RONALD L. MIZE
Who are Latinos? What’s the difference between Hispanic and Latino – or indeed Latina, Latina/o, Latin@, Latinx? Beyond the political rhetoric and popular culture representations, how can we explore what it means to be part of the largest minority group in the United States? This compelling book offers a concise introduction to the multidisciplinary field of Latina/o Studies. Bringing together insights from a wide variety of communities, the book covers topics such as the history of Latinos in the United States, gender and sexuality, popular culture, immigration patterns and social movements. Mize traces the origins of the field from the history of Latin American revolutionary thought, through the Chicano and Puerto Rican movements, and key disruptions from Latina feminisms, queer studies, and critical race theory, right up to the latest developments and interventions. RONALD L. MIZE is Associate Professor and Director of the Center for Latina/Latino Studies and Engagement at Oregon State University.