Textbook Notes (368,875)
Canada (162,227)
Sociology (1,112)
SOC 2070 (95)
Chapter 2

Bereska: Chapter 2 Summary

2 Pages
Unlock Document

SOC 2070
Linda Hunter

WEEK 3 1292012 42200 PM TEXTBOOK CHAPTER SUMMARY SOC2070 BERESKA CH 2o Many different theories re used in the sociology of deviance corresponding to the various ways one can look at deviance Each theory shines a spotlight on a particular aspect of deviance and provides one way of understanding it o People with more objective views of deviance who are interested in why deviant people become that way find positivist theories to be the most useful Positivist sociological theories are modeled after theories in the natural sciences as tools for mastering the natural or social environmento People with more subjective views of deviance find interpretive and critical theories to be the most useful for understanding societal perceptions of and reactions to particular acts as well as the role played by power in these perceptions and reactionso Functionalist theories dominated positivist understandings of deviance for many years suggesting that problems with the social structure cause some people to become deviant Durkheim directed his attention to anomie as the root cause of deviance Merton suggested a strain between institutionalized goals and legitim
More Less

Related notes for SOC 2070

Log In


Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.