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Defining Deviance: Social Construction
Defining Deviance: Social Construction
Defining Deviance: Social Construction
Defining Deviance: Social Construction
Defining Deviance: Social Construction
Defining Deviance: Social Construction
Defining Deviance: Social Construction
Defining Deviance: Social Construction
Defining Deviance: Social Construction
Defining Deviance: Social Construction
Defining Deviance: Social Construction
Defining Deviance: Social Construction
Defining Deviance: Social Construction
Defining Deviance: Social Construction
Defining Deviance: Social Construction
Defining Deviance: Social Construction
Defining Deviance: Social Construction
Defining Deviance: Social Construction
Defining Deviance: Social Construction
Defining Deviance: Social Construction
Defining Deviance: Social Construction
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  • 1. DEFINING DEVIANCE: CONSTRUCTING DEVIANCE DANIELLE DIRKS, PH.D.Thursday, February 9, 12
  • 2. OUTLINE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM DEFINED MANUFACTURE OF DEVIANCE MORAL PANICS DISCUSSIONThursday, February 9, 12
  • 3. OBJECTIVE HOW IS DEVIANCE SOCIALLY CONSTRUCTED?Thursday, February 9, 12
  • 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. SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION ORIGINS USEFULNESS TO SCHOLARS USES TODAYThursday, February 9, 12
  • 6. EXAMPLES OF DEVIANT CONSTRUCTIONS?Thursday, February 9, 12
  • 7. OUTLINE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM DEFINED MANUFACTURE OF DEVIANCE MORAL PANICS DISCUSSIONThursday, February 9, 12
  • 8. MORAL ENTREPRENEURS TWO TYPES: 1. RULE MAKING 2. RULE ENFORCINGThursday, February 9, 12
  • 9. MORAL ENTREPRENEURS GOALS: 1. CONSTANT STREAM OF DEVIANTS 2. PRIVATE TROUBLES PUBLIC ISSUES 3. PRIVATE MORALITY NORMATIVE ORDERThursday, February 9, 12
  • 10. MANUFACTURE OF DEVIANCE STEPS: 1. AWARENESS 2. MORAL CONVERSION 3. ALLIANCE / CAMPAIGN BUILDINGThursday, February 9, 12
  • 11. EXAMPLES OF MANUFACTURING DEVIANCE?Thursday, February 9, 12
  • 12. OUTLINE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM DEFINED MANUFACTURE OF DEVIANCE MORAL PANICS DISCUSSIONThursday, February 9, 12
  • 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. MORAL PANICS VERY SUCCESSFUL MORAL CAMPAIGNS HIGH LEVELS OF MORAL ANXIETYThursday, February 9, 12
  • 15. EXAMPLES OF MORAL PANICS?Thursday, February 9, 12
  • 16. WHAT FACTORS ARE IDEAL FOR MORAL PANICS?Thursday, February 9, 12
  • 17. MORAL PANICS ARE ABOUT POWER STRUGGLESThursday, February 9, 12
  • 18. OUTLINE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTIONISM DEFINED MANUFACTURE OF DEVIANCE MORAL PANICS DISCUSSIONThursday, February 9, 12
  • 19. WHAT CONDITIONS BREED MORAL PANICS? WHY DO SOME ISSUES FAIL TO IGNITE?Thursday, February 9, 12
  • 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. 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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