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How do you identify a deviance?

How do you identify a deviance?

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SOCY 1004 - Week 1 Notes

Deviance: Behavior, Beliefs, or characteristics that violate or depart from a basic norm, likely to

             generate negative reactions.

   ✱relative to who, where, what, and when.

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•Viewed as specific,                           •Viewed as subjective, dependent

concrete phenomenon in                   on time, place, society.

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•Reality of deviance is                        •Subjective

taken for granted, obvious

•Objective Fact

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recognized to be generally

deviant.

Critical Perspective

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    Deviant.

        -Established by those in power (maintain and enhance).

RECITATION

•Norm =culturally defined standard or rule of contact

        -Informal understandings that govern behavior.

•Social Constructs are created when power and social importance is ascribed to it.

ABC’S of Deviance

•A = Attitudes

        -Unpopular or unconventional beliefs that may or may not manifest themselves in overt

         actions.

•B = Behavior

        -Any overt action (which includes the failure to act) that is likely to attract condemnation.

•C = Conditions

        -Physical characteristics or traits that make someone a target of an audiences

         Disapproval, avoidance, or other negative social reactions.

Norms

                Prescriptive                            VS                        Proscriptive

        Societal Encouragement                                Societal Discouragement

        Ex: Recycling, Holding doors                               Ex: Murder, professor in Tank,

                Open                                                Talking in a Theatre

Positive Deviance (vague concept): Civil Rights Movement, Random Acts of Kindness

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