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Durkheim, Deviance, and Television

I need notes for a 750-word paper with references, that includes discussion of the following:

1) Describe an example of a television program that clearly displays social deviance, and explain why you specifically selected it.
2) In this television program, how are people "labeled" as socially deviating from the expected social norms, and who does this labeling?
3) Analyze the deviance, using terms such as primary deviance, secondary deviance, retrospective labeling, and stigma.
4) Apply Durkheim's four functions of deviance to the deviant actions in the television program. What purpose(s) does the deviance play?

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1) Describe an example of a television program that clearly displays social deviance, and explain why you specifically selected it.
Orange is the new black is the program I chose because it has so many types of deviance and is rich with both authenticity and deviance. The deviance occurs prior to the show's characters in their present situations, as inmates in prison, within the prison, and among the staff of the prison, along with some of the family/friend characters.

2) In this television program, how are people "labeled" as socially deviating from the expected social norms, and who does this labeling?

Social deviances are identified first by the state, providing reasons for convicting and sentencing people to prison/jail time. Within the system there are levels of deviance, including personal, professional, and within relationships. This is an environment where people can lose a life over gum, or a misplaced word. There are smaller issues of coming to terms with previous actions and how they affect the ...

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Use a television show to explain deviance and the ideas of deviance using Durkheim.

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