2007_07_03 Genetic Nature, Culture and Deviance continued

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2007_07_03 SOC 340 Genetic Nature, Culture and Deviance Continued 1. What is deviance? 1.1.The recognized violation of the cultural norms within a specific society 1.2.The “construction” and definition of deviance is temporally, spatially and culturally bound 1.3.Is related to an individual's actions but also to an individual's “being” (“stigma” and Goffman) 1.4.Deviant is seen as being “different” - viewed as an outsider (Howard Becker, 1966) 2. Morton's Structural Strain Theory 2.1.Explains deviance in terms of strains that individuals experience in the breach between culturally approved goals and the culturally approved methods of getting to them 2.2.Identified certain modes of adaptation in relation to goals and means 3. Opportunity theory/deviant subcultures 3.1.Richard Cloward and Lloyd Ohlin (1966) argued that crime/deviance results also from easily accessible illegitimate opportunities 3.2.Identified 3 potential subcultures a) Criminal subculture b) Conflict subculture
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This note was uploaded on 04/25/2008 for the course SOC 340 taught by Professor Shilpisarkar during the Summer '07 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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