3b - Critical Elements of Moral Order Normative Structure...

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Critical Elements of Moral Order Normative Structure Regulatory function of society Integrative Function Relation between individual and the group Each forms a continuum, “Normal Society” is in balance
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Types of Suicide and Social Currents Weak Bonds Strong Bonds Normative Anomic Fatalistic Integrative Egoistic Altruistic
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Focus on Anomic There is a breakdown of normative structure; rules/norms are weak, unclear and indistinct No “Guidance” for the individual, no limitations. Society lacks the regulatory constraints necessary to control the behavior of its members Can produce change that is rapid, uncontrolled and unpredictable. Can cause sweeps (flows) across an entire society
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More on Anomic Unleashes the “essence” of the individual Passion for unlimited growth, greed, unquenchable “thirst” which can only be contained within the boundaries of a stable social system Without boundaries Limits, norms and individual life (the self and other’s) becomes meaningless. Behavior becomes uncontrollable ---- Deviance
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