Presentation on theme: "Managing Deviance I: The Deviant Career. The Concept of Management “Management” refers to social control –Prevention –Treatment –Punishment “Management”"— Presentation transcript:
Managing Deviance I: The Deviant Career
The Concept of Management “Management” refers to social control –Prevention –Treatment –Punishment “Management” also refers to personal control –Organization –Facilitation –Sometimes, prevention etc as w/ social control
Managing a Deviant “Career” A “career” is an enduring lifestyle which entails practical skills and an emotional attachment- not all “jobs” are “careers.” Deviant “careers” are more challenging than non- deviant ones given the disparaged nature of deviant careers, so there are various methods of concealment and vocabularies of motive that are part of the deviant career.
Managing Deviance by Deviants: Elliott on “Dimensions of Coping” Secrecy Rationalizations Change to non-deviance Participation in deviant subcultures
Duff and Kay on Female Bodybuilders Claim of benefit “Blasting” “Basking in reflected glory” (“BIRGing”) Denying the issue (implied in Duff and Kay)
Thompson and Harred on Strippers Dividing the social world (from Goffman) Techniques of neutralization –“I need the money, and where else can I make this kind of money” –“The people who condemn me are hypocrites” –“I’m doing this for my kids”
Troiden on Managing Homosexuality among Gay Men Capitulation: Becoming celibate or attempting to “go straight” Minstrelization: Behaving consistently with stereotypes, which is safer since it does not entail allegations of “deception” from bashers Passing: More “dividing the social world” Group alignment: More “participation in deviant subcultures” Troiden’s research was conducted in a southern US college town- perhaps he saw no examples of gay men who simply lived openly as in many larger cities.