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Intro to Norms and Values

by: Lauri Schleicher

Intro to Norms and Values SOC 1010

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Deviance, norms, and Values' intro class from the first class after the midterm
Intro to Sociology
Professor Pirkey
Class Notes
Norms, values, deviance, sociology
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Date Created: 02/22/16
Intro to Norms and Values: deviance Feb 16. 2016  What made eating people okay? o Body=meat, no soul; human=body and soul o Sacred body parts not eaten o Sought higher power upon their return home o Rules about who got more and what the jobs were varied  Value: any standard by which people define what’s desirable or undesirable, good, bad, beautiful, or ugly o Ex) value on education, respect for authority  Norms: expectations for right behaviors that develop out of a group’s values o Level or norms: local/group, subculture (i.e. don’t walk on the grass), the societal (i.e. j-walking)  Flow from values o Norms can vary in intensity  Application of norms and values to :Eating your friends is the hardest o Valued survival (life) and the norm would the the acceptance of eating dead people o Valued religion and the norm=practicing or seeking acceptance from religious authority o Value family and the norm= don’t eat family/friends  Beliefs and expectations for behaviors: 1. Folkways: norms not strictly enforced a. Ex) walking on the right side of the sidewalk; not picking your nose 2. Mores: norms that are though to be essential to core values which require conformity a. Ex) theft, rape, nudity 3. Taboos: a norm so strongly ingrained that even the thought of its violation is greeted with revulsion a. Ex) cannibalism, incest b. Those who break taboos are at risk of being removed form society  Is eating dog a folkway, more, or a taboo: depends—cultural relativism and ethnocentrism o Ethnocentrism: using our own culture as the standard for judging others’ societies o Cultural relativism: the practice of trying to understand a culture on its own terms  Breaking norms o Sanctions: the consequence of breaking norms or the rxns we receive from breaking them  Positive sanction: rewards for following norms  Negative sanctions: expression of disapproval for breaking a norm  Informal rxn such as a frown to a formal rxn such as a prison sentence  What’s a norm and what’s deviance o Neither word has judgment associated with it  Normal=in line with norms  Deviant=breaks norms  Both are context dependent o Functionalism argues that deviance contributes to social order in three ways 1. Clarifies our moral boundaries; affirmation of norms 2. Deviance encourages social unity (common enemies?) 3. Deviance can promote social change from deviant  normal  Labelling theory: rxns to a norm violation are a critical element in deviance o Inspired by symbolic interaction o Our rxn, not the violation, are what incur deviance o If you’re alone, it’s not deviant bc it cannot be labelled o Labelling is triggered by a behavior, but responds in a redefinition of typing the actor  The label can affect others’ rxns to us in the future w/deviant expectations


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