Conformity and Deviance. What is deviance? Theories of deviance. What is deviance?. “nonconformity to a given set of norms that are accepted by a significant number of people in a community or society” (p. 133). What is deviance?. Everyone violates norms. So who is deviant?
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“nonconformity to a given set of norms that are accepted by a significant number of people in a community or society”
Norms affirmed; social solidarity enhanced.
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Socially approved goals (values)
Socially approved means (norms)
Unequal access creates “structural strain”
Individuals experiencing structural strain must choose a “mode of adaptation” to the resulting anomie.
Dominant culture social norms
Deviant subculture social norms