Book Review of Thinking About Deviance: A Realistic Perspective by Paul Higgins and Mitch Mackinem

Sociation Today. 2010;8(2)


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Journal Title: Sociation Today

ISSN: 1542-6300 (Online)

Publisher: North Carolina Sociological Association

LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences: Sociology (General)

Country of publisher: United States

Language of fulltext: English

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O. Alexander Miller
Nicole Jones


Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 10 weeks


Abstract | Full Text

The manuscript appears written for exposing an audience of sheltered undergraduate students to the realities of social life. Readers should come away with a widened view of what deviance is and can be. Higgins and Mackinem make a convincing argument that definitions of deviance are constructed, and these definitions are useful in coercing people to act within a narrow bandwidth.