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Unformatted text preview: 1 Chris Uggen Sociology 4111 1 lecture 15N: a. sociologys central concept b. ketchup and review Chris Uggen Sociology 4111 2 Plan Course Structure Review Final Chris Uggen Sociology 4111 3 Two Logics of Course 1. Durkheims sociological realism and social facts Social Facts are external (exist outside the individual) constraining (coerce into or away from actions) Subject to objective measurement (e.g. rates) learn the social facts (Clinard text) but also critique them 2 Chris Uggen Sociology 4111 4 2 nd logic 2. Social constructionism Focus on labels and power in rule-making The deviant is one to who that label has been successfully applied; deviance is behavior that people so label (Howard Becker) Study the claims and who makes them Rule creators and rule enforcers as well as deviants (Adler & Adler text; Best) Emphasis on deviant careers So, learn both social facts and big ideas about them Chris Uggen Sociology 4111...
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