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9 Cards in this Set

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3 types of suicide
-anomie-disentigrating social forces cause one to feel lost
-altruistic-religious/political reasons
-egoistic-lack of integration, loss of funtional ties
Robert Norton
Strain Theory
Social tensions caused by gap between cultural goals and means by which we get to cultural goals
"Modes of Adaptation"
The ways in which we adapt to strain
-Conformists accept means and goal
Ritualists accept means but not goal
Innovators (criminal) rejects means accepts goals
Retreatist rejects both
Rebel rejects both but wants change
Cultural MEANS
job, residence, money, education
Travis Hershey
Social Control Theory
Need attachment to social institutions to combat deviance
-Attachment to others
-Commitment to conformity (INTERNALIZING NORMS)
-Involvement in conventional activities
-Belief in legitimacy of conventional norms
Conflict Theory (OPP OF SCT)
-Deviance comes from unequal distribution of wealth
-Dominant class controls resources-use power to define deviance (anything they don't do)
-Dominant class makes mechanisms to protect interests (social control)
Symbolic Interactionist Theory
peopole behave as they do because of microlevel interaction with others
Deviance learned
Edwin Sutherland
Differential Association
Deviance learned through interaction with primary group. If more strongly socialized to deviance they devalue conformity
Howard Becker
Labeling Theory
More about how responses of others are interpreted-deviant behavior is both created and sustained through labelling