Deviance - Deviance What Is Deviance Deviance is any...

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Deviance What Is Deviance? Deviance is any violation of society’s norms. Each society defines deviance differently. Deviance is a relative issue and may differ based on location , age , social status , and individual societies . Social control is a way society has of encouraging conformity to norms. It consists of positive and negative sanctions. Positive sanctions are socially constructed expressions of approval. Negative sanctions are socially constructed expressions of disapproval. Symbolic Interactionist Perspective The symbolic interactionist perspective is one of the main frameworks that sociologists use to analyze society. Symbolic interactionists view society as a byproduct of everyday social interaction. Edwin Sutherland ’s theory of differential association asserts that deviance is a learned behavior that people learn from the different groups with which they associate. Some people form deviant subcultures based on a shared deviance. According to
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