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Chapter One of Coursepack: Deviance, Definitions and the Medical Proff

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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 2C06
Professor
Dorothy Pawluch
Semester
Winter

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Chapter One: Deviance, Definitions and the Medical Profession • Not a change in behavior but how it is defined • Most things have been given medical meanings now  • Rehabilitation has replaced punishment  • Positivist and interactionism perspective  • Positivist; deviance is real that exists in an objective experience  • Interctionist; morality as it is constructed relative to actors and context • Witchcraft of Salem Village; they let the girls that said they were victims of witchcraft got to  prosecute anybody as they were believed and many people died or went to prison until  they saw the girls were abusing their power and didn’t believe them anymore • Cant be deviance without social rules • Social control developed by Edward A. Ross • Disease used to be given supernatural causes, and medicine was from preists and  shamans • Hippocrates was a Greek physician the first • Disease were given general terms like fevers • America then acquired the medical terms from the Europeans • Sickness was tr
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