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John Hamlin
Sociology 2311
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
UMD

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Kai Erikson

WAYWARD PURITANS: A STUDY IN THE SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANCE
  1. DIFFERENT GROUPS OF DIFFERENT SIZES

    DIFFERENT BEHAVIORS, ACTIONS, THOUGHTS, CONSIDERED DEVIANT

  2. COMMUNITY

    A. PROVIDES A SENSE OF BELONGING

    B. BOUNDARY MAINTAINING - MORAL BOUNDARIES, RANGE OF BEHAVIOR

  3. LEARNING BOUNDARIES

    PASSING ON TO NEXT GENERATION

    A. INTERACTION BETWEEN DEVIANT AND OFFICIAL AGENT

    B. ACTIONS NOTIFY MOVEMENT BEYOND ACCEPTABLE BOUNDARY

    C. COMMUNITY BEGINS TO LOSE UNIQUE BOUNDARY

    D. DRAMATIZE BEHAVIOR
    IN-GROUP - OUT-GROUP

    E. PUBLICIZE CASES
    PUBLIC DISPLAY, NEWSPAPERS (PG. 33)

  4. SOCIETIES AREN'T STAGNATE BOUNDARIES MOVE AND SHIFT

    1. CONSTANT TESTING NOT JUST ONE ACT OF DEVIANCE
    RATES

    2. DEVIANCE HELPS MAINTAIN STABILITY

  5. DEVIANCE SERVES FUNCTIONS

    DOES SOCIETY PROMOTE DEVIANCE?

    A. RECRUITMENT OF DEVIANTS

    B. SEND TO FRINGE FOR LONG PERIODS OF TIME

    C. PG. 35;
    "INDEED, THE AGENCIES BUILT BY SOCIETY FOR PREVENTING DEVIANCE ARE OFTEN SO POORLY EQUIPPED FOR THE TASK THAT WE MIGHT WELL ASK WHY THIS IS REGARDED AS THEIR "REAL" FUNCTION IN THE FIRST PLACE."


    D. E.G. PRISONS AS LEARNING GROUND FOR CRIME

    SICK LABELS AS IN REMISSION

    E. RITE OF TRANSITION

    MOVEMENT TO BOUNDARY

    1. MARKED WITH CEREMONY

    2. MOVEMENT BACK GOES UNNOTICED

    G. SELF-FULFILLING PROPHESY

    COMMUNITY MEMBERS RESPONSE

    OFFICIAL AGENT (POLICE) RESPONSE

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