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Presentation_10-03-11 - the boundaries of what is...

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Basic Ideas of Sociology SYG 3002  U01 Prof. A. Douglas Kincaid October 3, 2011
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Today’s Outline n Social order n Deviance n Assignment for 10/5/11
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The problem of order n Social order: actions between individuals are predictable, orderly , patterned, and based on rules n Necessary for continuity of society (and all other forms of social organization) n A question of balance Ø Too little order: anarchy at level of society, failure of organization to accomplish purpose Ø Too much order: suppression of creativity and innovation; inability of society or organization to evolve as environment changes
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Upholding social order n Social order is maintained by: n Social structure n Culture n Institutions n Socialization n Loyalty (identity) n Social controls
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Defining deviance n Social deviance: actions defined by society or organization to be outside
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Unformatted text preview: the boundaries of what is acceptable or tolerable n Created not by individual actions, but by societal reactions n Cross-cutting social orders produce different definitions of deviance; conformity and deviance may coincide n Changes over time in what is considered deviant Social deviance in the US circa 1953 Marlon Brando in The Wild Ones n http://www.imdb.com/video/screenplay/vi1391853849/ n http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFv1CbMvKuk&feature=related n What forms of social order are evident in these videos? n What are the expressions of social deviance? n How do you think deviance has changed over time since this film was made? n Why do you think American popular culture tends to celebrate social deviance? Assignment for 10/5/11 Review Schneider and Silverman, Ch. 4...
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