Chapter 6.pdf - Chapter 6 Social control Social control is punishment that society puts on individuals who disobey the norms Informal social control an

Chapter 6.pdf - Chapter 6 Social control Social control is...

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Chapter 6 : Social control: Social control is punishment that society puts on individuals who disobey the norms. Informal social control - an action individuals take to make you feel excluded ex: laugh, talk about you Formal social control - punishment by the society ex: jail, fine, etc. Norms, folkways, mores and taboos: Norms - the general ideals that the society accepts Folkways - norms that aren’t strictly enforced in society, not a huge deal ex: passing on the right side instead of the left Mores - norms that are essential to the core values ex: a man topless vs a woman topless Taboos - something that is so accepted by society that you shouldn't even think about going against it ex: eating human flesh, incest, etc. Deviance: Causes - want to experience life out side norms Functions - clarifies moral boundaries and affirms norms, encourages social unity, and promotes social change Definition - Straying from the norms Conformity and Obedience: Conformity - the sense of going along with our peers. Obedience - a person yields to explicit instructions or orders from an authority figure Stigma: Stigma is a term used to describe characteristics that discredit people ex: violations of norms such as birthmarks, big nose, or blindness/deafness Competing explanations of Deviance:
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