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Constructionist Theories

  • By: Kristi L. Stringer & Bryant W. Hamby
  • In: Encyclopedia of Social Deviance
  • Edited by: Craig J. Forsyth & Heith Copes
  • Subject:Psychopathology, Crime & Deviance (general)

Among social scientists, the constructionist perspective is perhaps the most widely used for studying deviance. It emerged in the 1960s and presented a challenge to the widely accepted positivist view, which views deviance as real in and of itself, having some ...

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