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Functionalist Perspective Displays

Functionalist Perspective Displays - Theories(these ideas...

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Functionalist Perspective Displays: Complexity of the relationship between deviance and conformity Dispels notion of pathology Leads to a certain appreciation of deviance Deviance as being a viable way of life The continuum of behavior: Not either/or reality Deviance as part of normal society BUT, the Functionalist perspective: Glosses over conflict and competing group/class interests. Doesn't ask, "Functional for Whom?" Assumes th objective reality of norms. Social Disorganization and Control
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Unformatted text preview: Theories (these ideas drawn from Goode, 1994-2008 chapter 3; and Pfohl, Images of Deviance and Social Control , 1985. See the disclaimer ) Shift in focus: Social Causation • Normative definition of deviance, deterministic approach • Social Pathology==>the City • Society==> System of rules and values that bind us together. • Change is the problem • Deviance==>Is the product of the disorder that is produced in the transition from one state of order to another...
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