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chris uggen soc 4111 deviance 1 Chris Uggen – Sociology 4111 1 week 3: A. Subcultures, power, and “unconventional sentimentality” B. Individualistic v. sociological theories Chris Uggen – Sociology 4111 2 social organization of deviance • Rough continuum – Individuals (asphyxiation) – Subcultures (Gourley; Fox on punks) – Gangs (Miller) – Formal organizations (Rothe) • Corporations • States • Deviance as virus or cure for social body [ Matrix ] ? career entry: burglary • Wright and Decker (1994): Deciding to Commit a Burglary • Readiness + Earnings Imperative – Expenditure • Keeping party going • Keeping up appearances • Keeping things together – Choices and “Seductions” (thrill) • Subcultural support? Chris Uggen – Sociology 4111 3
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chris uggen soc 4111 deviance 2 Chris Uggen – Sociology 4111 4 Chambliss: class, (sub)culture, & careers (1973) Deviant Careers of 2 Groups - upper middle- class Saints 1. visibility 2. demeanor 3. “perceptual bias” of community and police: “Posture indicates devotion and commitment to deviance as a way of life” • Who was more delinquent? • Why/How does social class matter? Race? • Career outcomes? – Self-perpetuating process that begins with class differences. – Do you buy it? Chris Uggen – Sociology 4111
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