Class Notes (836,580)
Canada (509,856)
Sociology (2,978)
SOC 2070 (342)
Lecture 4

week 4 notes.docx

4 Pages
87 Views
Unlock Document

Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 2070
Professor
Linda Hunter
Semester
Winter

Description
4/17/2013 9:22:00 PM Interpretive theories emphasize:  Social interaction  Meanings, understandings, interpretations Critical theories emphasize:  Interest in emancipation and social justice  Power relations  A combo of several interpretive/critical theories associated with social constructionism that informs more subjective understandings of deviance The Constructionist Stance A. Berger and Luckmann‟s (1966) work on the sociology of knowledge o They show how social life shapes everything people know o They introduce the term “social constructionism” B. Labeling theory, dominant approach to studying deviance in 1960s was criticized o Conflict theorists claimed labeling theory ignored how elites shape deviance definitions o Feminists claimed labeling theory ignored women‟s victimization by men o Gay rights activists argued for political rights  Assign meaning or making sense of behaviours classified as deviant INTERPRETIVE THEORIES  Symbolic Interactionism o Foundation for other interpretive theories o Role-taking  See the world from the POV of others o Looking-glass self (how do we appear to others) o Significant others (what would they say), generalized other (what would people say) – results in varying meanings & interpretations of self/others  Labeling Theories o Meaning, interaction, interpretation o Becker: Relativism  A. Deviance is created by society  Deviance is not contained within individuals but in response of others  Social groups create the rules  Labeled as „outsiders‟  B. Deviance is relative not absolute  Deviance is not an objective, inherent quality of the act a person commits, but the result of the application of rules/sanctions to an “offender” 
More Less

Related notes for SOC 2070

Log In


OR

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit