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DEVIANCY Deviancy is a Violation of Social Norms Norms are behavioral codes and scripts conforming to acceptable standards that guide our actions and self-presentations Who Defines Deviance? - The “Everyman” - The “majority” in almost every group
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WILLIAM SUMNER’S (1906) THREE BROAD CATAGORIES FOLKWAYS - refers to simple everyday norms based on customs, traditions, or etiquette MORES - norms based on broad social morals whose infraction would generate more serious social condemnation LAWS - the strongest social norms supported by codified social sanctions
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More Norm Types PRESCRIPTIVE Tell us what to do PROSCRIPTIVE Tell us what not to do ROLES A bundle of norms governing a “position” in society
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Unformatted text preview: behavior behavior considered deviant considered deviant in one group or in one group or culture but not culture but not another? another? What are What are examples of examples of behavior behavior considered considered deviant in all deviant in all groups or groups or cultures? cultures? Societal Functions of Norms Control Behavior--most humans are controlled by normative structure, most conform, chaos inhibitor Insures that societys needs are met e.g., police officer, truck driver Helps us predict how others will behave. We know the norms, and we know that most people will conform to the norms. This knowledge gives us a sense of comfort. Contributes to order in society....
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