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Nov.8 Lecture

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOC 2700
Professor
Scott Brandon
Semester
Fall

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November 8th 2011 Lecture 13. Problems Faced by labelling theorists -the social construction of deviance -effects of labelling on behaviour -what does it feel like to be labelled? -creation of a master status 14. The moral entrepreneurial process (Becker) -those with social clout enact change -who are the moral entrepreneurs? -who gets defined as deviant? -example: "the investigator" film -how does a problem get defined as deviant? -Herbert Blumer: conditions for deviance -Becker's MEP model 15. Erving Goffman: Stigma -stigma defined -result: spoiled identity -discredited vs. discreditable deviants 16. Harold Garfinkel: Status Degradation ceremonies -similar to the labelling process -success of stud degradation ceremonies -a way of bringing someones status from normal down to something bad 17. What responses are there to labelling? -accept the label -tertiary deviance -self-labelling -subculture formation -techniques of neutralization 18. Examples of teriary deviance -COYOTE study (Valerie Jenness) -being labelled as prostitute -escorts, exotic dancers, etc. -saying it is a profession, money is being exchanged -an example where these gr
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