Title: Name: Professor: Course: Institution: Date Discussion Board Labeling Theory and Stigma In previous lessons in class we had an in-depth discussion on the correlation of labeling theory and stigma and the impact it has on a society. Deviance as a key element in the labeling theory was seen as an act that goes against the norms in the society and cultural setting. Some of the deviant behaviors mentioned were stealing and hurting others. The labeling theory however perceives deviancy as a construct of a society or culture. It is constructed through reaction rather than action. The theory posits that no action or behavior is independently deviant but the society's reaction to the behavior makes it so. The theory is useful in helping us understand why some behaviors are considered by some cultural setting as deviant while different cultures celebrate the same behaviors terming them as acceptable (Becker 41). this problem? To tackle this problem that is prevalent in many universities and colleges there is a need for reintroduction of sexual education on a nuanced level focusing on the male and female relationships. The counselors should be sufficiently trained to deal with this emergent sexual offense in universities (Hills 235). Reference Becker Howard S. "Labelling theory reconsidered." Deviance and social control. London: Tavistock (2014): 41-66. Curra John. Understanding social deviance: From the near side to the outer limits. Harpercollins College Division (2014): 568. Hills Stuart L. Demystifying social deviance. New York: McGraw-Hill (2013): 235. Macionis John J. Cecilia Benoit and Mikael Jansson. Society: the basics. Upper Saddle River NJ: Prentice Hall (2012): 456-563. Schur Edwin M. Labeling women deviant: Gender stigma and social control. New York: Random House (2014): 362-400. Spitzer Steven. "Toward a Marxian theory of deviance." Social problems 22.5 (2015): 638-651. Tittle Charles R. "Sanctions and social deviance: The question of deterrence." (2013): 45-60. [...]
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