Category Archives: Deviance

Looking for Reviewer: “The Death and Resurrection of Deviance” #sssi #sociology #soziologie #deviance

I am looking for a reviewer for “The Death and Resurrection of Deviance. Current Ideas and Research” edited by Michael Dellwing, Joseph P. Kotarba and Nathan W. Pino. Click on the cover below for more information about the book;   … Continue reading

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New Books for Review! First come, first served! #sssi

I have received a number of books that I’d like to have reviewed over the coming few months. If you are interested please contact me at  both assigned   assigned   assigned  assigned   assigned    assigned   assigned  assigned       assigned If … Continue reading

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More on Howard Becker

Howard Becker’s writings keep on fascinating readers, both in academia and elsewhere. Only this month (January 2015), the New Yorker has published a longer piece by Adam Gopnik that traces Becker’s studies and their success in France (“The Outside Game“). Becker … Continue reading

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Symbolic Interaction Vol.37(4) is out! #sssi

The latest issue of Symbolic Interaction has just been published. The issue has it all: crime, blood, sex, and much more. For the Table of Content please go here.

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“Understanding Drug Worlds” – Book review by Arthur McLuhan out on Early View

In 2012 Patricia Adler, Peter Adler and Patrick O’Brien published “Drugs and the American Dream: An Anthology” with John Wiley & Sons. This edited volume now has been reviewed by Arthur McLuhan who describes the anthology as “a most enabling anthology … Continue reading

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New on Early View: Book Review of Best and Harris’ “Making Sense of Social Problems”

In his review of “Making Sense of Social Problems” (edited by Joel Best and Scott R. Harris) Christopher T Conner (University of Nevada) discusses the contribution this new edition of the volume makes to the teaching of the social constructionist … Continue reading

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Just out on Early View: Howard Becker on Outsiders by Thaddaeus Müller #sssi

There is considerable interest within our community in the history of SSSI and its key publications. One book that is central to interactionism and interactionist research and that probably is read by most students of sociology is Howard S. Becker‘s … Continue reading

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