SOC 462 Erikson Reading

SOC 462 Erikson Reading - s Someone would be compelled to...

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Neo-functionalist approach to viewing witch-hunts in the 15th-18th centuries Not only in physical boundaries, but also in social concepts Each community maintains a unique configuration in this regard Tolerable vs. intolerable is analogous to moral vs. immoral s Boundaries maintain limits on what it will tolerate in terms of behavior Key point: Communities are boundary maintaining organisms Written laws are too abstract, too ideal Observations of encounters between deviants and members Key issue: how do we learn and know what the boundaries are Marks boundaries Reinforces values, norms set Either the boundaries would be redrawn, or
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Unformatted text preview: s Someone would be compelled to deviate s Deviance is so important to the maintenance of society that, even in a cloister of saints, SOMEONE would have to be marked as deviant ○ Deviance is functional • Total amount of deviance in a community is a function of the size of the social control aparatus • Non-members can also be labeled as deviants, and thus rationally excluded • Certain forms of deviance arise in a community in response to fears • Erikson - On the Sociology of Deviance - p. 81 in reading packet Thursday, March 27, 2008 10:35 AM Reading Notes for Exam 2 Page 1...
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course SOC 462 taught by Professor Jackspencer during the Spring '08 term at Purdue.

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