CH7 PPT - 7 Deviance, Conformity and Social Control DoD...

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Unformatted text preview: 7 Deviance, Conformity and Social Control DoD photo by: SHANNON K. CASSIDY any behavior or physical appearance that is socially challenged and or condemned because it departs from the norms and expectations of a group. Key idea: Sociological contribution to deviance: emphasis is placed on the context in which deviant behavior occurs Why focus on the context in which deviant behavior occurs? Something considered deviant at one time and place may not be considered deviant at another time and place. Reason 1: Socially Challenged Behavior During the Cultural Revolution (that are not challenged today in China) Withdrawing money from a bank Making a profit Occupying a position of authority Having an academic interest Wearing glasses speaking a foreign language owning a camera or radio traveling abroad being a scientist, teacher, athlete, performer, artist, business owner having relatives who live outside of China Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) A struggle for power within the Chinese Communist Party that resulted in dramatic social, political, and economic chaos. Specifically the Cultural Revolution was an attempt by Mao Zedong to eliminate anyone in the Communist Party and masses who opposed him. For images of the Cultural Revolution see www.morningsun.org/smash/index.html# Mao Zedong, the chairman of the Communist Party, encouraged youth of the country who belonged to the Red Guards and others to reject the old ideas, old culture, old customs, old habits of the exploiting classes. Under the right circumstances , almost any behavior can qualify as deviant . Reason 2: Right circumstances include : economic crisis health crisis national security crisis other social crisis The right circumstance for the Cultural...
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This note was uploaded on 10/07/2010 for the course SOCI 1301 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '09 term at Richland Community College.

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