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Sociology
Course
SOC224
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Semester
Fall

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Apr 7 Week 13: Summary Reading: Ch 10 See posted practice questions, and word document for exam prep Exam Prep (slides will be posted) • Final Exam Format • Key Course Ideas • Objective­Subjective Coninuum o Objective: why deviance occurs. Concerned with the cause ­> traits,  characteristics, factors. Not as concerned with the definition of deviance o Subjective: social construction, how we define things as deviant (moral  entrepreneurs…),  • Objective or subjective o Objective o Subjective o Objective (because science claims this is the ‘truth’ about the body) o Objective (concerned with the causes) o Subjective o Subjective  o Subjective • Social Typing o Social typing process is moral entrepreneurs saying something is deviant  1. Description (label) e.g., eugenics certain people labeled as sub­human  and not deserving of all rights of a normal person  2. Evaluation (label attached to person or behaviour) e.g., mentally  handicapped people, immigrants,   3. Prescription (treated and judged based on that label) e.g., sterilization,  institutions o what is the diff between a sane and insane person? o Traditional typology of religions (sects – cults – churches continuum  ▯sects/cults  typed as deviant, seen as crazy) o Examples: witch trials, eugenics • Social Control o 3 elements of social control (attempts to intervene on a social problem)  formal (institutions, law, regulations)/informal (e.g., goffman everyday  life, ridicule, also media/panics/popular culture)  retroactive/preventative (connected to the body, mental illness)  self control (foucault, self­survaillance)/regulation of others (most is this) o controlled through anti­cult groups  o medicalizat
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