Describe the sociological concept of deviance and how the funtionalist, interactionist, and conflist perspective explain deviance.© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 25, 2018, 2:28 am ad1c9bdddf
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Deviance & Sociological Perspectives
What is Deviant Behaviour? That is the first question that we need to answer. Deviancy is the manner of acting contrary to the expected norm, rebelling against what is expected of every member of a society or a social group. In sociology 'deviancy' is a constructed concept, differing in meaning or what it represents in every culture and ethnic/social groupings across the globe. The legalized violation of norms is a formal criminal deviancy while the informal ones, like walking backward are nothing more than an act that could be influenced by cultural differences or personal preferences.
Formal deviancy that are a serious breach of law are social problems that have always been a part of any social network and structures have always been in place from primary (families) to secondary groupings to combat them ...
Important Facts in Sociology
List 6 important things from the sociology course will be remembered in 5 years. To include . . .
What I will remember: details, references, my understanding of the item/topic (THIS IS THE MAIN PART OF MY ANSWERS.)
Why will I remember it.
How I expect it will be important to me,
How it relates to other things I have learned in this course,
How my thinking may have been changed by it.