Discuss the different functions of deviance in society in mundane situations, such as the weekend or vacation.

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Discuss the different functions of deviance in society in mundane situations, such as the weekend or a football game, or vacation.

  1. Pick a deviant act and proceed through Merton’s defining of a deviant act.
  2. Think of your group of friends, is there a person that bothers everyone, and yet remains a part of the group? Why?
  3. Would you agree with Erikson’s claim that “society channels certain of its members into relatively fixed careers in deviance”?
  4. Pick a deviant act and discuss the latent functions of the act.
  5. Of the three critiques of the functionalist perspective, which one do you find the most problematic? Why?

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According to Durkheim (2014), a device is a normal and considerable part of a society that leads
to social order. There are various functions of deviance. One of the functions is cultural norms
and values assertion. In most cases, when a person has been punished for deviant act defines
what a society requires as acceptable or unacceptable behavior. It is also in accordance to this
case whereby in mundane situations such as football games, we are able to respect each one's
culture as football games are meant to bring us together. Deviance also guided them in behaving
in moral ways, thus avoid engagin...

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