insulting them at obstacle coursemaking him run with pants down°4. Depersonalization VS. degradationforcing you to lose yourself to become just a war person vs. embarrassing yourself in front of others
°5. Values and Beliefsold value: life is sacrednew value: kill as quickly as you can, or dieold belief: I matter, I’m importantnew belief: old norm: don’t killnew norm: kill as much as you can °norm’s often reflect the value°°old value: it’s important to be yourself°new value: you need to conform°°old belief: there is justice°new belief: there is no justice°°old norm: treat people with respect°new norm: hazing is ok°°Value: something that is good and just°Norms: socially accepted rules of behaviors
°3 Types of Norms: folkways, mores, taboos°°Deviant Behavior: behavior that violates normsDeviant does not equal “bad”It’s not up to sociologists- we study it, we don’t pass judgmentDeviant behavior can actually be “good”Deviance is relative°Breaching a Norm is to intentionally violate a norm with the purpose of observing the resultsTwo Goals: 1. Demonstrate that people are constantly working……to interpret their and other’s behavior 2. Experience what it’s like to be a deviant Deviants are relative because norms are relative I.Norms are relativea.The norms (rules) in effect…1.…depend on the situation2.…differ between cultures3.…differ between subcultures4.…change over time°1. Depend on The Situation
Situation: College PartyoNorms in effect: drinking beer is ok, even encouraged/ mandatorySituation: Cops comeoNorms in effect: drinking beer is not ok°Thus deviance is relative to the situation. the rules depend on the situationthus violating the rules depends on the situation °°Killing Norms are relative to the situationSituation: Romantic Rivalry oNorms: killing is against the lawSituation: WaroNorms: killing is encouraged when deemed necessary °2. Norms Differ Between CultureIkizokuri oJapanese Norms: food should be as fresh as possible, including live animals. Food should be as beautiful as possible,including natural beauty3. Norms Differ Between SubculturesThe Juggalos°4. Norms Change Over Time°°is murder always wrong? Yes
for any act, there are always many termssome terms mean the deviant form of the actsome terms mean the normative form of the actkeep the words we use distinct from the act itselfdeviant: murdernormative: self defenseterms vs actsomurder is always wrong by definitionorobbery is always wrong, but by definition not by the act°°ConformityDefinition: a change in behavior due to the real or imagined influence of other peopleMuzafer Sherif: asked why do people conform?