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Week 8 notes

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Week 8 notes SOC 101

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Introduction to Sociology
Hanson, S.
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Anna Borges on Wednesday February 3, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to SOC 101 at Catholic University of America taught by Hanson, S. in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 12 views. For similar materials see Introduction to Sociology in Sociology at Catholic University of America.


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Date Created: 02/03/16
1. Theories of Deviance a. Biological b. Psychological i. Freud: Oedipus ego(overactive ego) ii. Dysfunctional family iii. Abuse c. Sociological i. Anomie: why do some people break the rules and some don’t? 1. Merton: means and ends(goals and values) 2. DO we have the means to achieve this? ii. Culture of poverty 1. Value system that sometimes runs culture to the main stream culture 2. People with power and status determine rules iii. Differential association 1. Who you hang out with a. Choose your friends wisely, you become what they are b. Peers d. System Blaming i. Something wrong with people in power ii. They are labeling and seeing deviance iii. Labeling theory 1. Primary: rule breaking, we all do all the time a. Speeding 2. Secondary: once you get caught and labeled you forever hold that label a. Murder 3. We are who we are told to me (social blaming) 4. Example: criminal justice system; working class vs. Middle class, both commit same crime a. Working class person will: i. Be more likely to be arrested ii. Be more likely to serve time iii. Be more likely to be tried iv. Be more likely to go to trial v. Be more likely to not post bail vi. Be more likely to be found guilty 1. If found guilty, more likely to receive harsher punishment e. Conflict i. Has to do with power 2. Ferguson Readings on Deviance a. Anorexia Nervosa i. Girls going through programs for disorder tend to become worse b. Being sane in Insane Places i. Mental hospital patients were acting normal but were just seen as schizophrenia in remission c. Fraternities i. Rape and sexual assault 3. Ferguson Readings on Gender a. Dude you’re a fag i. Mixing up idea of sex and gender ii. Word “fag” use more freely 1. To call an idiot b. Bazooms i. Girl who works at a Hooters type of place ii. Fear that If they didn’t play the part they would lose their jobs iii. Formal power 1. Company rules/policies 2. Attitude and behavior of women iv. Informal power 1. Scheduling 2. Hiring 3. Firing c. Gender in TV Sports i. Quantity and quality of news in men’s and women’s sports ii. Title 9 doesn’t recognize women’s sports as much iii. Big focus is on men’s football, baseball, and basketball iv. Women’s coverage is different 1. More sarcastic 2. Mother like figures, wives, girlfriends d. Bad Boys i. Young minority are more likely to be labeled with deviance 1. End up in principal’s office more 2. Change school system and you will change “bad boys”


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