Sociological Aspects Of Deviance

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PART A: The Sociological Aspect of Deviance
Deviance is any behavior that interrupts communal norms or customs within a society. Norms are rules and expectations by which members of a certain group are conventionally guided. Deviance can be unlawful or lawful. Additionally, the concept of deviance stays complicated because sociological norms vary across communities, time and regions such as what is accepted in certain group may be unacceptable to another group of people (Fields et al, 2015). Further, a case in point is India, where activities such as nudity in public places, alcoholism, robbery, female circumcision and prostitution among others are termed as deviance. Individualls with such behaviors are more often than not labeled as deviants.
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This status is not attained or selected it is allocated and remains fixed throughout someone’s life. From my personal experience, being a 34-year-old male and the first-born in our poor family, my family’s financial background has directly influenced my ascribed status. I acquired various statuses at birth such as male gender, African American ethnicity and a less fortunate family background. Apparently, I play a big role in my family as an inspiration and mentor to my siblings and productive member in our society.
Achieved Status
Achieved statuses are social positions developed or acquired voluntarily or worked for on the basis of merit. Currently, my social position is a student that I attained by enrolling into my college of choice. My role as a student is to engage actively in learning activities along with making good choices and taking responsible actions that will enable me to achieve my educational
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The position of a student gives me the role strain of encountering several challenges in meeting the expectations of my tutor to handle a pile of work as I juggle other demands placed on my role as a student.
Role conflict arises when there are incompatible demands of different roles positioned on an individual such that solving both would be difficult. In this case, attempting to manage demands arising from varied roles of a family member as a first born, as a female member in the society along with being a student turns out as overwhelming, thus, creating a role conflict.
Role exit
In my view, the role of student will cause me difficulty in disengaging my self-identity and establishing a new role, perhaps in a occupational role. This is because the role of a student offers me a wide range of opportunities gained through self-expression, as people are able to relate to the centrality of my personal image. In this manner, since it remains inevitable to role exit as a student, I perceive it as a disturbing idea of disengaging from my role of

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