How Is Social Behavior Viewed? Essay
The purpose of this report is to prove that deviance is not relevant in a multicultural society. This report seeks to find the various outcomes when looking at various different Cultural Theoretical perspectives such as structural strain theory as well as subcultures such as furries. The society that will be researched is Australia, as it is culturally diverse and has many different subcultures within. It is evident that deviance is not relevant in a multicultural society such as Australia however it is still relevant in regard to subcultures within mainstream Australian society.
2.0 Australian Snapshot
2.1 Cultural Diversity in Australia
Culture is historically defined as “the ideas, customs, and social behaviour of a particular people or society.” (Oxford Dictionary, 2014) Historically, Australia has been a very multicultural country, with people from various countries across the world living in Australia. Multiculturalism is the concept that a country has various cultures living in harmony together. Australia has a population of 23.5 million, and has a net gain of one international migrant per 2 minutes and 14 seconds. As of June 2013, it is estimated that 27.7% of the Australian population was born overseas. (ABS, 2013) The UK was the largest born group overseas, accounting for 5.3% of Australia’s population. (ABS, 2013) Not only is Australia’s nationality diverse, they are also religiously diverse. The 2001 Census of…