B>" This highly successful book presents the interactionist approach to the study of deviance, examining deviance as a social phenomenon that consists of a set of interpretations and social reactions. This book of readings focuses on issues such as how people typify one another, how they relate to one another based on these typifications, and the consequences of these social processes. This perspective helps the reader's understanding of the sociology of deviance, and also of social processes. For anyone with an interest in deviance. This book is relevant to the fields of criminology, criminal justice, and sociology.