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Conflict Theor1 - • Power and Control Deviance as a...

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Conflict Theory(ies) of Deviance (these ideas drawn from Goode, 1994-2008 chapter 4; and Pfohl, Images of Deviance and Social Control , 1985. See the disclaimer ) Consensus vs. Conflict Shared values vs. Competing interest groups Disorder vs. Disagreement Repair vs Radical change Collective Consciousness vs. Dominant Ideology Stability and Equilibrium vs. Oppression and Inequality Self regulating system vs. Piecemeal reform directed at maintaining status quo Conflict Theories' Foci: Real Crimes? The issue of Institutional vs. Individual Behavior. 1. Racism 2. Sexism 3. Neocolonialism Society-- Limited Resources
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Unformatted text preview: • Power and Control: Deviance as a Political Process • Freedom in an unequal society becomes: The ability to profit over others; to define deviance. • Focus: Creation and Enforcement of Law. Pluralistic (Cultural Conflict) vs. Radical Conflict Theories: Differences-• Source of group conflict and the nature of the group. 1. Radical: Economic Structure/Social Class 2. Pluralistic/Cultural: Variety of Interests and a Variety of Groups • Social Relations of Production vs. Cultural Plurality. • Question of inevitability of Conflict?...
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