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Critique Positivist approaches tend to ignore the subjective experience of the deviant and the meaning the behavior has for the actor. They blindly accepts the "wrongness" of deviance (ideology supports the status quo) Issue of relativity and constructionism and definition of the situation is glossed over Problem of determinism--final/absolute causes? The question of objectivity is not addressed, but assumed Constructionism Critiques Positivism 1. Positivism Ignores Subjective Experience, or the meaning to the participants By only studying the objective features of an act; meaning is ignored. For the Constructionist, meaning is the heart of the social process. Two actions that are superficially and mechanically similar may mean very different things to the participants as opposed to the individuals who react to the participants and what they are doing. i.e. homosexuality. So, what something is,
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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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