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  • Robertson Questions Second Definition
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    SUMMARY OF DEVIANCE In the eighth chapter of "Sociology", I. Robertson explains that there are many definitions about deviance but not enough, so he tries to find closer one and clarify the deviance. He starts with a question which is "who is deviant?" and lists of its answers. In the list of its answers, Robertson benefits from Simons's tudy and he says that; "the words refer to people and acts that other people strongly disapprove of " (23). On the other hand, Robertson then counters it with c...
  • Norms Of The Past And The Present
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    Cause and Effect Report " The Norm" Throughout history society has changed greatly. However, much has remained untouched by the sands of time. One of the unchanged properties is what society considers the "Norm". The "Norm", is a set of rules which govern society. It is not a printed document (usually), but merely a commonly accepted set of standards. The "Norm" is made up by society's perception of what is acceptable. Before we truly get involved with describing the various aspects of normative...
  • Social Norm In One Group
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    Social Norms: an analysis We live in an environment that is strong with influence attempts. A large portion of the population makes a living simply attempting to get others to comply with their requests. Whether a manager encouraging productivity, a policeman directing traffic, a salesperson closing a sale, or a president telling us we need to spend more money on social programs. Each of us is subjected to an uncountable number of influential attempts each day. Obedience is as basic an element i...
  • Different Types Of Norms
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    Imagine this: You are on your way walking to school and having both your friends and strangers saying hello to you or asking you are doing. It's normal for American to do this but being a foreigner, it's a totally a new experience to have people greeting me so often. I fell so different, it's like having a lot of people care about me. Basically there are tons of different kinds of social in this world, from something you never think off to something that really astonishes you. Some norms are rul...
  • Relativity Of Deviance Deviant Behavior
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    Deviant behavior refers to behavior that does not conform to norms, does not meet with the expectations of a group or of society as a whole. Shortly after birth, children begin to have experience with others. They are taught what he or she should and should not do, what is good or bad, and what is right or wrong. Learning habits that conform to the customs and traditions of the groups into which the child is born develops a system of values. These values provide justification and motivation for ...

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