Unformatted text preview: 4. Distinction between Rule ‐ Breaking Behavior and the Deviant Label a. Deviance cannot exist without an actual response from society towards the deviance b. Rule ‐ breaking behavior exists simply because of pre ‐ existing rules being broken 5. Possession of a master trait carries implied, auxiliary traits a. Positive: Being a ‘doctor’ (with a master trait of a license to practice medicine) carries traits of wealth, White, male, Protestant. Dissonance can occur if master trait does not match with auxiliary traits (i.e.: Black female doctor) b. Negative: Criminal (master trait having been convicted of a crime) carries auxillary traits of antisocial behavior, thievery and violence, with the crime may have been totally unrelated 6. Some traits are strong enough to be ‘master ‐ trait’ level, i.e.: Race (a Black doctor is considered Black first and doctor second). Deviance is also strong enough to be a ‘master ‐ trait’....
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- Spring '10
- Sociology, deviant act, master trait