Defining Deviance: Social Construction

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Defining Deviance: Social Construction

  1. 1. DEFINING DEVIANCE: CONSTRUCTING DEVIANCE DANIELLE DIRKS, PH.D.Thursday, February 9, 12
  2. 2. OUTLINE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM DEFINED MANUFACTURE OF DEVIANCE MORAL PANICS DISCUSSIONThursday, February 9, 12
  3. 3. OBJECTIVE HOW IS DEVIANCE SOCIALLY CONSTRUCTED?Thursday, February 9, 12
  4. 4. “CONSTRUCTIONISM EMPHASIZES THE ROLE OF INTERPRETATION, OF PEOPLE ASSIGNING MEANINGS, OR MAKING SENSE OF THE BEHAVIORS THEY CLASSIFY AS DEVIANT” BEST, 2011:108Thursday, February 9, 12
  5. 5. SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION ORIGINS USEFULNESS TO SCHOLARS USES TODAYThursday, February 9, 12
  6. 6. EXAMPLES OF DEVIANT CONSTRUCTIONS?Thursday, February 9, 12
  7. 7. OUTLINE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM DEFINED MANUFACTURE OF DEVIANCE MORAL PANICS DISCUSSIONThursday, February 9, 12
  8. 8. MORAL ENTREPRENEURS TWO TYPES: 1. RULE MAKING 2. RULE ENFORCINGThursday, February 9, 12
  9. 9. MORAL ENTREPRENEURS GOALS: 1. CONSTANT STREAM OF DEVIANTS 2. PRIVATE TROUBLES PUBLIC ISSUES 3. PRIVATE MORALITY NORMATIVE ORDERThursday, February 9, 12
  10. 10. MANUFACTURE OF DEVIANCE STEPS: 1. AWARENESS 2. MORAL CONVERSION 3. ALLIANCE / CAMPAIGN BUILDINGThursday, February 9, 12
  11. 11. EXAMPLES OF MANUFACTURING DEVIANCE?Thursday, February 9, 12
  12. 12. OUTLINE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM DEFINED MANUFACTURE OF DEVIANCE MORAL PANICS DISCUSSIONThursday, February 9, 12
  13. 13. “SOCIETIES APPEAR SUBJECT, EVERY NOW AND THEN, TO PERIODS OF MORAL PANIC. A CONDITION... EMERGES TO BECOME DEFINED AS A THREAT TO SOCIETAL VALUES...” COHEN, 1972:9Thursday, February 9, 12
  14. 14. MORAL PANICS VERY SUCCESSFUL MORAL CAMPAIGNS HIGH LEVELS OF MORAL ANXIETYThursday, February 9, 12
  15. 15. EXAMPLES OF MORAL PANICS?Thursday, February 9, 12
  16. 16. WHAT FACTORS ARE IDEAL FOR MORAL PANICS?Thursday, February 9, 12
  17. 17. MORAL PANICS ARE ABOUT POWER STRUGGLESThursday, February 9, 12
  18. 18. OUTLINE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM DEFINED MANUFACTURE OF DEVIANCE MORAL PANICS DISCUSSIONThursday, February 9, 12
  19. 19. WHAT CONDITIONS BREED MORAL PANICS? WHY DO SOME ISSUES FAIL TO IGNITE?Thursday, February 9, 12
  20. 20. CONCLUSION SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM IDEAL FOR UNDERSTANDING MANUFACTURE OF DEVIANCE MANUFACTURE OF DEVIANCE AND MORAL PANICS-- AT THEIR CORE--ARE ABOUT POWER STRUGGLES TO DEFINE REALITYThursday, February 9, 12
  21. 21. THANK YOU DANIELLE DIRKS, PH.D. ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF SOCIOLOGY OCCIDENTAL COLLEGE DIRKS@OXY.EDU / @DANIELLEDIRKS DANIELLEDIRKS.COMThursday, February 9, 12

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