Zapotec Deviance: The Convergence of Folk and Modern Sociology

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Henry Selby's ethnographic study of the Zapotec Indians of a small community in the Valley of Oaxaca, Mexico, reveals that the notion of the social basis of deviance is implicit in Zapotec thinking. Zapotecs recognize that crime and deviance arise out of society, and their methods of reducing criminal behavior are based on social networks and their dynamics. Professor Selby's consideration of witchcraft and deviant sexual behavior among the Zapotecs demonstrates how a deeper understanding of the rules upon which their ...

Zapotec Deviance: The Convergence of Folk and Modern Sociology 2011, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292729650

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Zapotec Deviance: The Convergence of Folk and Modern Sociology 1974, University of Texas Press, Austin, TX

ISBN-13: 9780292798007

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