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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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