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Ethnomethodology - "normal" misbehavior 2 Bad Boy...

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Ethnomethodology: Forms the foundation for understanding how deviant labels are constructed as a "practical accomplishment" in everyday interactions. Methods people use to accomplish a reasonable account of what is happening in a social interaction, how we make sense out of people and their actions. How we create a structure for our interactions. By categorizing certain people in certain situations as deviant, we assume (create) the reality of the norms and they reflexively produce the deviant reality of the emerging situation. Typifications: common sense constructs through which we organize our perceptions of others and the world. Cicourel, "Good and Bad Boys" 1. Good Boys- Act does not equal a cue, good boy in bad situation,
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Unformatted text preview: "normal" misbehavior. 2. Bad Boy- Act is a cue, reveals underlying problem, bad situation (home, school) produces bad boys, "serious" problem that needs handling. Rosenhahn: Being Sane in Insane Places Phillips: Help Seeking Behavior Sudnow: Normal Crimes 1. Typification used by PD to organize a variety of offenses of a given class into homogeneous categories in order to efficiently process cases (plea bargain) 2. PD's as overworked, understaffed, part of a "Court Room Work Group." 3. Premise: If arrested, then must be guilty of something, therefore needs to be punished. Plea Bargain satisfies both parties. • Sense Making Activities...
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