SOCIAL CONTROL

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  • SOCIAL CONTROL
    • FORMAL SOCIAL CONTROL - official means of dealing with deviance- usually focused on prescibed rules. i.e. Law, Police
    • INFORMAL SOCIAL CONTROL - unofficial means of deviance control - usually dealing with 'unwritten rules' i.e. ridicule.
    • STATUS - a person's social standing and the amoun t of respect / prestige they gain/ given.
      • ASCRIBED STATUS - are assigned on the basis of biological or familial characteristics. i.e. the queen
      • ACHIEVED STATUS - is earned through, perfomance, attainment or qualification.
    • POWER
      • REPRESSIVE APPARATUS - which gives us power through the use of force. (Althusser)
        • COERCION - Power arising from munipulation, force or threat of force.
          • AUTHORITY - consensual power - when people volunatarily submit to the will of others.
            • CHARISMATIC - derived from the power of personality and persuasiveness (or charisma)
            • TRADITIONAL - Usually ascribed and associated with traditional norms/ customs.
            • RATIONAL - LEGAL - Largely achieved and associated with 'holding office' with a narrow remit.
      • IDEOLOGICAL APPARATUS - this manipulates the way we think (brainwash)
        • COERCION - Power arising from munipulation, force or threat of force.
          • AUTHORITY - consensual power - when people volunatarily submit to the will of others.
            • CHARISMATIC - derived from the power of personality and persuasiveness (or charisma)
            • TRADITIONAL - Usually ascribed and associated with traditional norms/ customs.
            • RATIONAL - LEGAL - Largely achieved and associated with 'holding office' with a narrow remit.

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