SOC211H5 Chapter Notes -Road Rage, Sigmund Freud, Sick Role

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Note: before the enlightenment people understood life in terms of myths, folklore, parables and stories. The witch hunt provides a paradigm that can be applied to the nazi persecution of the jews , the mccarthyite red scare in north america and the panic over child molesters and. In modern times demonology is used to explain deviance. This paradigm can be used to explain more mundane forms of deviance such as drug trafficking when political authorities demonize those forms of deviance. Chapter4 notes: classical theories of deviance and their influence on modern jurisprudence. The enlightenment was characterized by a new strictly empirical view of the world. The deviant was no longer seen as a creature possessed. The deviant was a rational person who made self- serving choices. Interest in deviance turned from witchcraft to the disruptions of crime. The five central tenets of the classical view were: people are hedonistic.

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