Cresswell claims that deviance “is created through reactions . . . [and] when we concentrate on this aspect of deviance, the analysis of the process of labelling becomes more important than the characteristics of those who are so labelled.” Taking the witch as an example, to what extent do you agree with this contention? Historians, … Continue reading What makes deviance?
We have an interesting topic of discussion for our seminar this afternoon - deviance and power. For reference, we are primarily looking at the following texts: Pfohl, Images of Deviance and Social Control, New York 1985. Cresswell, In Place/Out of Place, Minneapolis 1996. Firstly, it is important that we establish a definition for the deviant. … Continue reading Modern Deviancy