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Labeling Theory

  • By: James K. Beggan
  • In: Encyclopedia of Leadership
  • Edited by: George R. Goethals, Georgia J. Sorenson & James MacGregor Burns
  • Subject:Leadership

Labeling theory was presented by the sociologist Howard Becker in his book Outsiders: Studies in the Sociology of Deviance (1963) as a unique way to understand deviance. Many perspectives on deviance, such as consensus theory and structural ...

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