Chapter 6 Deviance and Social Control
What is Deviance?
o It is not the act itself, but the reaction to the act, that makes something deviant Howard
o Deviance is a violation of societal norms
o What is deviant to some is not deviant to other
Chapter 10 Inequalities of Gender and Age
Issues of Sex and Gender
o Sex: biological characteristics
o Primary sex characteristics: reproductive organs (penis, vagina)
o Secondary sex characteristics: physical distinctions that are not directly involved i
Chapter 1 The Sociological Perspective
The Sociological Perspective
o Sociological imagination
Focuses on the social context in which people live
o How are people influenced by their society?
o Society: a group of people who share a culture and a territo