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Deviance and Social Control for Intro

Glenda Walden

on 5 October 2009

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Transcript of Deviance

Deviance Reveals tensions/paradoxes choice within structure
individuality and belonging Illustrates the Thomas Theorem area for examining key concepts stratification
stability and change
shared values
identity and stigma Structural Functionalism Conflict Symbolic Interactionism Deviance is culturally and historically specific
Shared meanings about what is "outside" and agreed upon response builds solidarity
Response lets us know where the line is
Through deviance comes innovation and eventual change if it is responded to appropriately Responses to deviance shaped by
power, privilege, status, resources
What/who gets categorized as deviant and punished accordingly supports those in power
EX: white collar vs street crime, incarceration rates by class and race, corporate crime, etc.
Deviance is socially constructed
Differential Association Theory- Birds of a Feather Flock together
Labeling Theory- You beocme what we knew you were all along Socal Order is the Foundation predictability/familiarity
shared values/expectations
trust/"us-ness" Difference/"other-ness" is very scary What's normal/natural?
Who am I? Who/What can I count on?
How do we get stuff done?
Who's in charge here?
Civil Inattention Formal Sanctions economic, political, violence, belonging
the state, family, courts, education, government, employers, medicine Informal Sanctions violence, economic, belonging, esteem, intimacy, internalization
peers, family, partners, colleagues,self
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