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SOCIOLOGY 4100: DEVIANCE MATT COUSINEAU, PH.D. DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY, ANTHROPOLOGY, & SOCIAL WORK HALEY CENTER 7022 AUBURN UNIVERSITY AUBURN, AL 36830 [email protected] Dangers of Deviance
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From the Big 3 to the Post- Deviance Perspective We’ve talked about 3 major sociological perspectives on deviance so far: symbolic interactionism, functionalism, and conflict theory. We will finish our class by briefly exploring some “post-deviance” perspectives on deviance that take critiques of the sociology of deviance seriously, and that express alternative views of the people and patterns at play.
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The readings for today critique the sociology of deviance: Liazos (1972) Argues that: 1. Emphasizing the “deviant”, deviant identity problems, deviant subculture, and persisting in the using the label “deviant” expresses the feeling that deviants are different despite sociologists of deviance claiming that by studying deviants, they are normalizing and humanizing them.
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Liazos (1972) Argues that (continued)… 2. Power is left unexamined 3. Attending to dramatic deviance such as prostitution, homosexuality, and juvenile delinquency disattends from “covert institutional violence” such as poverty, exploitation, war, sexism, and racism.
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Liazos (1972) in Comparative Perspective Reiman and Leighton (2010) Media over-represent violent one-on-one crime, and since these crimes are disproportionately committed by poor people, the image that the poor represent the greatest danger to law- abiding Americans is presented. And this mass mediated construction
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  • Spring '18
  • Mathew Cousineau
  • Sociology, Society of Deviance

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