echniques of Neutralization

echniques of Neutralization - Learn to acquire the drug...

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echniques of Neutralization Denial of Responsibility (accident) Denial of Injury (nobody was really hurt) Denial of Victim (they deserved it) Condemn the Condemners (you accuse me?) Appeal to Higher Loyalties (gang, God, etc.) Howard Becker: "Becoming a Marijuana Smoker" How vs. Why? Learning=> Socialization=> Subculture=> Identity Focus on the social processes through which one "becomes" a deviant (and that's OK). Motive for behavior evolves through participation in the behavior in the company of others. Learn the technique of using the drug Learn to identify the effect of the drug Learn to identify the effect as pleasurable Learn to "handle" the drug
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Unformatted text preview: Learn to acquire the drug Learn to neutralize the impact of social control Labeling Theory and Ethnomethodology (these ideas drawn from Goode, 1994-2008 chapter 4; and Pfohl, Images of Deviance and Social Control , 1985. See the disclaimer ) Theoretical Perspective rooted in Symbolic Interactionism The Definition of the Situation. Verstehen (insiders view, Goode, "On Behalf of Labeling Theory"). Action is based on meaning, Meaning is created through interaction, Meaning is continually modified and interpreted. Focus on the situational dynamics out of which meaning emerges. Social Response...
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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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