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Unformatted text preview: o Alcohol consumption o Most in 1830 o Biggest drop 1830-1850 o Least 1918-0921 o 2000: 2.8 gallons per adult o Health, religious, safety, technology may be cause of major changes • Labeling theory of Deviance: behavior itself is not deviant. Social reaction to behavior makes it deviant • Human beings usually behave about the way their group expects them to • Secondary Deviance: social reactions to a person labeled as deviant increase the likelihood of that person’s future deviant behavior. • Robert Merton: Structural functionalist theory of social structure and Anomie, now often called Strain Theory • Anomie: alienation that comes from uncertainty or social unrest...
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- Fall '07
- Sociology, Robert Merton, norm Normal behavior, academic performance Deviance