Section Information for Spring 2017
What is deviance? Who is deviant? How do definitions of deviance and characterizations of deviants change over time? How does being labeled a deviant change an individual’s perception of self? What examples can we find of groups who have successfully challenged their status as deviant and gain acceptance by conventional society? The course will examine, how tattoos became fashion statements and art; changing definitions of disability; elite deviance; theories of deviance from interpersonal to functionalist approaches.
Analyzes macro- and microlevel deviance-producing processes, meaning and control of deviance, and major theoretical approaches to deviance.