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Medicine


Department
Sociology
Course Code
SOCA01H3
Professor
Mc Kinon

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Si ± Symbolic interactionist ± these types of sociologists say that deviance ± is not
just action or objective behavior ± it is the way that ppl define behavior ± deviance is
more subjective then it is objective ± it lays in the eye of the beholder ± this being the
case ± what we have seen is that over time ± the defn of deviance has changed over
time ± and across sciencies ± suggesting a strong subjective element ± the same type
of reasoning applies to health ± particularly mental health ± definitions of mental
health are shaped by subjective elements ± so the medializing of deviance is that
overtime behviaor is increasingly defined in medical terms ± VRRYHUWLPHZKDWZH¶YH
noticed in our hisotyr is that deviance is increasingly defined medically
Chronic obesity ± stomach surgery ± dramticcly reduces the size of your stomach
Today a heroin addict receive methadone ± this is a substitute to help you ween off
the drug
Ppl who did deviant activity in the past ± they where held accountable ± their was an
understanding of freedom involved
Famous study ± rat park ± two population of rats ± one rat environment has a very
good environment and other population of rats have then introduce heroin to the rats ±
if
1. LABELING AND THE MEDICALIZATION OF DEVIANCE
Interest groups ± part of democratic process ± so poltics and not science is resposnbil
for labeling and delabling
(a) MENTAL ILLNESS
(i) HOMOSEXUALITY ± delabed
Why delabled ± psychiatrist where exposed to lobbying ± to get
things changed according to their interests ± gay activists ±
seeking to destigmatize ± come from the world of symbolic
interactions ± stigma ± a negative mark ± mark of kane =
stigma
(ii) NEUROSES ± retained
In 1978 a dsm task force attempted to have neuroses removed ±
this is a task force led by psychiatrist ± they wanted to delable
neurosis ± well psychoanalystis said to psychiatrists ± if you try
we will sue you and block the printing of the DSM so the apa
VDLGZHGRQ¶WZDQWWURXEOH± decided to keep neurocis
(iii) POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER ± labeled
1974 ± Vietnam 54,000 american died ± the returning vets had
a great deal of trouble adjusting to civialn life
orginial motorcycle gangs ± set up by returning vets from
WW2
vets not received warmly
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