Culture, Deviance, Social Marking, & Stigma

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 1000
Professor
Brueggemann
Semester
Spring

Description
Unit 2 – 2/19/2014 Culture Subcultures  are groups that share in some parts of the dominant culture but have their  own distinctive values, norms, beliefs, symbols language, or material culture. ­Oftentimes we identify subcultures by physical traits, ethnicity, religion, age, etc. but it  goes beyond these simple identifiers. ­One central characteristic of subcultures is that the members in some way are separated  or cut off from mainstream society. ­Ex: Sororities and Fraternities, Military Groups and Organizations Countercultures  are subcultures in which the norms, values, beliefs, symbols, and  language the members share emphasize conflict or opposition to the larger culture. ­Members consciously reject some or most of the dominant norms, values, and approved  forms of self­expression. ­Ex: Hippies, Gangs, KKK, Cults Deviance, Social Marking, and Stigma Deviance  refers to the violation of a social norm by an individual or group. ­When someone violated a norm (folkway, more, or law), they are labeled in society as  deviant. ABC’s of Deviance: ­Attitude or belief system is alternative (Wiccans, Aliens, Scientologists) ­Behavior that violates society’s norms (Bestiality, Cannibalism) ­Condition that hinders one from being seen as normal (Socioeconomic  Condition, Tattoos, Physical Characteristics) Social Marking ­Those who are viewed as deviant by society are seen as socially marked or having  socially marked (deviant) characteristics. ­According to Brekhus, we socially mark behaviors, attitudes, identities, social spaces,  and environments that are considered socially extreme. ­Ex: Brekhus explains that our lives are like a coloring 
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