Deviance is a label attached to people and acts

Deviance is a label attached to people and acts - Interest...

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Deviance is a label attached to people and acts Deviance entails a type of social relationship Deviance is a non-evaluative term Nuts, Sluts and Preverts ? ("The Poverty of the Sociology of Deviance: Nuts, Sluts, and Preverts," Liazos, 1972, in Pontell, 1996; and discussed by Goode, 1994, chapter 2) Acts vs process Biased Sample? Theory and Politics (atheoretical and unstrategic) Micro/Macro Question of "True Deviance?" Too reprehensible ( and those who study are too.) Deviance and Social Control Deviance and Crime Same, but different Crime==>defined through a political process at the level of the state (political authority for a given social system) Split in sociology 1. Eastern==> Crime and it's causes 2. Radical==> Creation of law 3. Western==> "Soft Deviance" Deviance and Social Problems Same, but different Objectivist versus constructionist
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Unformatted text preview: Interest 1. Difference between objective and subjective concerns 2. Time and changing perceptions 3. Claims making activity==>Politics Politics and Deviance Definitions of what is deviant are not ready made, they are fought over. Categories, groups, or strata fight through social movement organizations to institutionalize their own views of right and wrong into the criminal and civil law, the media, the school, the political process and religion. If a group is successful, it informs members of the society that their interpretation is valid and legitimate. Thus, actors who deviate should be stigmatized or criminalized. Examples: o Anti-abortion or "right-to-life" activists o Women Against Pornography o Members of the Creationist movement o Animal Rights groups...
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