deviance - Mental Illness as Deviance Mental Illness as...

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• Take a piece of paper and write the most deviant thing you’ve ever done. Do NOT put your name on the paper.
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• Barometer of society • Deviance & crime have multiple functions • Issue of morality
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What What s deviant? 3 views s deviant? 3 views •Criminological •Normative •Social constructionist
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January January 08, Germany, 40 feet! 08, Germany, 40 feet!
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Context Dependency Context Dependency Becker: Only become a user if following conditions: 1. Learning to smoke properly 2. Learning to recognize the effects 3. Learning to enjoy it
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Context Dependency Context Dependency Becker • Must be a “transformation of meanings” • Ideas organize experience: –What happens if not defined as pleasurable?
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Unformatted text preview: Mental Illness as Deviance Mental Illness as Deviance Medical model nervous disorders thought disorders like a virus; something you get Weird depends on reactions of others. Rosenhan Rosenhan Science , 1973 8 patients, 12 mental hospitals --when there really were! Nearly all schizophrenic Real patients know Reverse experiment: 193, over 3 months; 83 are sane MI as master status Labeling Theory Labeling Theory 1. Many commit acts that if discovered might be called deviant. But some are noticed more than others. 2. Once people are singled out they get the label, the master status . 3. Which leads others to treat self differently. 4. Self definition can change....
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course SOCIOLOGY 102 taught by Professor Mcdonald during the Spring '08 term at Rutgers.

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