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  • Deviance
  • The most sociallyengineered society in the world?
  • “What you really fear is me. Meand my kind. The Brotherhood ofMutants. Oh, its not so surprisingreally. Mankind has always fearedwhat it doesnt understand…”
  • What the fear of deviance can do to us…
  • Extreme reluctantance to disobey…
  • 44% Binge Drinking – why?
  • The Beauty Myth?
  • Deviance varies depending on social context…
  • What do Malaysians consider deviant?
  • Why does deviance occur? Discuss!
  • Too many norms…
  • “Attention women:You will stay inside your homes at all times. It is not proper for women to wander aimlessly about thestreets … if you are caught alone on the street, you will be beaten and sent home.You will not, under any circumstance, show your face …Cosmetics are forbidden.Jewelry is forbidden.You will not wear charming clothes.You will not speak unless spoken to.You will not make eye contact with men.You will not laugh in public. If you do, you will be beaten.You will not paint your nails. If you do, you will lose a finger.Girls are forbidden from attending school …Women are forbidden from working.If you are found guilty of adultery, you will be stoned to death”Hosseini, K. A Thousand Splendid Suns, p.248
  • Anomie – the loss of norms
  • Loss of Direction?
  • Loss of Enjoyment?
  • Routine Activities Theory
  • Broken Windows Theory
  • Labelling Theory
  • ...or Societal-Reaction Theory
  • How does societycontrol deviants?
  • Is there a ‘solution’?