SOC 2700 Lecture Notes - Herbert Blumer, Identity Management, Harold Garfinkel

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Published on 23 Nov 2011
University of Guelph
SOC 2700
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
-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 groups are involved in changing the public opinion of
them, trying to make this into a legit profession
-identity management
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