ISBN13:978-0205693238 ISBN10: 0205693237 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0205696093 ISBN10: 0205696090
Edition/Copyright: 10TH 10 Cover: Hardback Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Inc. Published: 03/06/2009 International: No
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Alex Thio is Professor of Sociology at Ohio University. Born of Chinese parentage in Penang, Malaysia, he grew up in a multicultural environment. He acquired fluency in Mandarin (modern standard Chinese), Malay, and Indonesian. He also picked up a smattering of English and Dutch. He took French and German in high school and college.
Professor Thio attended primary school in Malaysia and high school in Indonesia. He then came to the United States and worked his way through Central Methodist College in Missouri, where he majored in social sciences. Later, he studied sociology as a graduate student at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and he completed his doctorate while working as a research and teaching assistant.
Professor Thio regularly teaches courses in deviance, introductory sociology, social problems, and criminology. In addition to teaching, he enjoys writing. He is the author of the Sociology: A Brief Introduction, Society: Myths and Realities (Penguin Academic), and Deviant Behavior.
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Table of Contents Preface About the Author Pt. I General Definitions and Theories of Deviant Behavior 1 Ch. 1 What Is Deviant Behavior? 3 Ch. 2 Traditional Theories of Deviance 16 Ch. 3 Modern Theories of Deviance 33 Pt. II Specific Forms of Deviant Behavior 53 Ch. 4 Physical Violence 55 Ch. 5 Forcible Rape 83 Ch. 6 Family Violence 111 Ch. 7 Suicide 129 Ch. 8 Mental Disorder 157 Ch. 9 Heterosexual Deviance 188 Ch. 10 Homophobia and Its Targets 219 Ch. 11 Illegal Drug Use 247 Ch. 12 Drinking and Alcoholism 274 Ch. 13 White-Collar and Governmental Deviance 299 Ch. 14 Disreputable Economic Deviance 325 References 351 Photo Credits 379 Name Index 381 Subject Index 395
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