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Concordia University Chicago Sociology 2010: Introduction to Sociology Study Guide: Exam II Criteria for Evaluation : Clear understanding of major concepts; discussion of essential issues and ideas; logical presentations; usage of one’s own examples where appropriate ; comprehensive but succinct answers. Key Concepts, Terms, & People : Norms: specific behavioral prescriptions (“do”) and proscriptions (“don’t”) to be implemented in specific situations/roles Deviance: is behavioral and non-conformity with societal do’s and don’ts. (Deviance/crime is always defined relative to community-specific norms.) Secondary Deviance: by evoking expectations and reactions that lead him/her to think or act in ways consistent with stereotypical traits associated with the label. Master Status: a person’s deviant label can become an identity that serves as the essential characteristics used to define, evaluate and to respond to him/her. Sex: refers to “a determination made through the application of socially agreed upon biological criteria for classifying persons as females or males. Criteria for classifying can be genitalia at birth or chromosomal typing before birth, and they do not necessarily agree with one another. Sex Category: the “socially” required identificatory displays that proclaim one’s membership in one or the other category. Gender: is the activity of managing situated conduct in the light of normative conceptions of attitudes and activities appropriate for one’s sex category. Gender emerges from and bolster claims to membership in a sex category. Doing Gender: Involves a complex of socially guided perceptual, interactional and micro political activities that cast particular pursuits as expressions of masculine and feminine “natures” Intersexed: conditions where a person is born with a reproductive or sexual anatomy that doesn't seem to fit the typical definitions of female or male. Questions to Consider 1
1.(#3) Briefly discuss the three-part labeling process outlined in class lecture. In light of both this three- part process and Becker’s four types of deviance, how can someone be classified as a “secret deviant” (Be very specific)?

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