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Focus: The How rather than the Why. Process. Negotiated reality. Not the act or the actor per se, but what surrounds and follows. Social history of labels: In a fluid and pluralistic society, who and what is considered deviant is constantly changing. Construction and application of labels: Moral Entrepreneurs, Official Agents of Control, and Organizational Structure. Consequences of Labeling. Key Contributors George Herbert Mead (1934): "The self as a social product." Frank Tannenbaum (1938): differential perspectives and "Tagging." Edwin Lemert (1951): Primary and Secondary Deviance. Secondary deviance as a dynamic, interactional product; a response to societal reaction. Societal reaction initiates sociological/psychological processes which
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Unformatted text preview: sustain deviance, make it more central in the life of the "deviant." • Impact on self-concept. • Begins moral "career." • Leads to the formation of sub-culture and learning processes. • Power to resist the impact of the label is differentially stratified throughout society. Impacts some groups more than others. • Lemert: "Paranoia and the Dynamics of Exclusion" 1. Many so labeled are the product of strained interaction. 2. Individual often properly realizes exclusion. 3. Distorted communication. 4. Lack of feedback. 5. Requires strong response==> strain==> intensifies others perception==> further exclusion. .........
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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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