SOC101G: Deviance, The Demonic Perspective, & The Salem Witch Hunts.
SOC101G: Deviance, The Demonic Perspective, & The Salem Witch Hunts. SOC 101G
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Date Created: 10/13/16
10.11.2016 Deviance = a variation from a set of norms or shared social expectations Deviants are the people who violate these social expectations ABSOLUTIST DEFINITION Some behaviors that are always defined as deviant. SOCIAL PATHOLOGICAL OR MEDICAL DEFINITION Deviance is assumed to be pathological, that deviants are "sick" people. STATISTICAL DEVIANCE DEFINITION Any behavior that is atypical, that is, varies from the norm. RELATIVISTIC DEFINITION Deviance can only be interpreted in the socio-cultural context in which it happened The Demonic Perspective Refers to how people prior to industrialization and the scientific revolution viewed deviance or deviant behavior. Cause and cure The battlefield Demonic Folk Tales: o The veil and protection from "malocchio" (The evil eye) o Noise and evil spirits o Wearing black o The pouring of milk o Werewolves, fairies, ghosts, and goblins. Succumbing to Evil 1. Temptation 2. Possession Other issues include: Trial by Ordeal = "Beat the Hell out of you" Lex Talionis= an eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth, stroke for a stroke, burning for burning. Breaking the Wheel= tying limbs to rope and turning a wheel. Spirit is believed to be in your bones, they'll break your bones to get it out. The public execution= the ritual of a thousand deaths" *purifying event* they are trying to save your soul The Salem Witch Hunts 5 ways to identify witches 1. Saying the Lord's Prayer 2. Testimony against the accused (Used now) 3. Physical marks of the devil. 4. Confession of guilt. (Used Now) 5. Spectral evidence 2
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