Socy - PP Week 6 - Deviance

Socy - PP Week 6 - Deviance - SOCY 1001 Introduction to...

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SOCY 1001 Introduction to Sociology
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General Announcements Tests results turned back in recitation next week Make appt to look at questions/debate/talk Academic paper description available on CULearn next week Exploriment due Thursday Anything else?
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Whaddayaknow? According to text chapter 6, the statement, "People learn to conform or deviate from the individuals they spend time with“ best fits which theory? A) Labeling B) Differential association C) Rational choice D) Feminist
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Text 6-Deviance and Conformity Deviance- the violation of social norms Stigma- the disapproval attached to violation of the expected norms (my version) Behavioral Character physical Crime- the forms of deviance in which formal penalties are imposed by the society-specific type of deviance We are all deviant in some times and some places
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Sociological view of Deviance Deviance is a violation of ever-changing social norms Deviance is overlooked in some situations=civil inattention, privilege, etc. . Deviance is culturally and historically relevant Deviance is socially constructed
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Why focus on Deviance? The issue is social order Social order is based upon predictability, familiarity, shared meanings, trust- fundamentally “us-ness” Difference (deviance)-”otherness” is threatening, disturbing, calling into question taken for granted assumptions about normalcy and naturalness
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I see scary people…. . Deviance can be threatening to our sense of reality, rightness, safety, truth, self, belonging, etc… (micro) Deviance can be threatening to existing relationships, realities, established practices, hierarchies, getting things done (macro)
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2008 for the course SOCY 1000 taught by Professor Walden during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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Socy - PP Week 6 - Deviance - SOCY 1001 Introduction to...

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