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Bell Work 1. 2. 3. Grab a Sociology book from the book shelf. Turn to page 199 or 149 and read the account of a sociologist who encountered the Yanomamo tribe in Amazon. Answer the following questions: Describe some of the norms and values of the Yanomamo tribe. Would we consider these norms and values deviant? Explain. Are these practices really examples of deviance? What is deviance? Deviance is the violation of rules or norms. It is not an act itself, but reactions to the act that make it deviant. Deviance is relative… What is deviant to some is not deviant to others. Both within societies and across cultures. Examples: Human sexuality, crime, Etc. Sociologists’ view of deviance… Sociologists use the term deviance nonjudgmentally. Deviance does not mean an act is bad, only that people judge it negatively. Deviance=breaking a norm You don’t have to do anything to be deviant! Stigma=“blemishes” that discredit a person’s claim to a “normal” identity Violate norms of appearance or ability Crime? Some acts of deviance are so appalling that society will enact a law. What is a crime can change over time. Society connects a punishment to a crime as an act of revenge. Does punishment work as a deterrent? Norms are Necessary! Norms make social life possible by making behavior predictable Without norms, there would be SOCIAL CHAOS Norms bring about social order and social control Deviance is a threat to the predictability of social life! To encourage people to follow norms we have positive and negative sanctions (smiles, awards, shaming, punishments) Shaming Degradation ceremony Deviant Act Requiem for a Dream As you watch the movie, answer the questions that follow. 1. Record at least ten examples of deviance that you observed from the movie. What societal reactions in the situation make the act deviant? 2.