Range of Drinking
Social Drinker Defined
Gender IssuesAcceptable Flaw?
Positive social characteristics
Heavy drinkers may not be labeled
Definition of Alcoholic?
Common stereotype of an alcoholic?
Many heavy drinkers dont fit this typesc
Social Structure and
Classic work in sociology
Impact of social order on the individual
Besides biological mechanisms, what
else accounts for deviations?
Two Main Elements of
Cultural Goals (societys definition of
what we sh
Deviance Midterm Review Sheet Winter 2014
(From lectures, videos and readings)
o General strain theory; if you treat people poorly and badly people will get upset and commit
crime; provide a safety net for people (something about society tha
What is DEVIANCE ?
Disapproved of, and unconventional
Must ask: Disapproved of by whom?
Unconventional according to what
Objective of this course is to examine
the ways in which social scientists go
about studying what is
Is it simply a case of, Everything is
This is a vulgar oversimplification
according to Goode, as it implies that all
audiences are of equal power, which is
clearly not the case.
Must locate dominant moral codes to see
which behaviors stand a hig