Sociology3 - Sociology Exam 1- Wednesday, February 20th -15...

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Sociology 2/13/08 Exam 1- Wednesday, February 20 th -15 mult. choice, 5 short answer -covers lecture and book -bring UT id, pencil Deviance and Social Control I. Deviance- breaking the role that is attached to your status position A. Definition: socially disapproved behavior; the violation of some agreed-upon norm that prevails in a community or society B. Ex: flushing the toilet, refrigeration, church C. What we consider deviant is based on how we view society D. Two Perspectives on Deviance: Absolutist vs. Realist i. Absolutist (black or white) a. Behavior is fundamentally proper or inherently wrong b. It is easy to identify who is deviant c. Deviance must be strictly controlled d. Intuitively appealing but dangerously oversimplifying ii. Relativist a. Deviance is not inherent in any particular act, belief, of condition b. Deviance is in the eye of the beholder c. Deviance can change by time and place d. Ex: kill someone when protecting property in TX, speeding to get someone to the hospital
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course SOC 302 taught by Professor Langenkamp during the Spring '08 term at University of Texas.

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Sociology3 - Sociology Exam 1- Wednesday, February 20th -15...

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