Youth Cultures and Deviance

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  • Created on: 11-04-15 11:05
Michael Foucault
Wrote about how definitions of deviance has changed over time eg women wearing trousers 100 years ago was seen as deviant
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Plummer (1979) and his 3 things!
Swearing at an authority figure, child abuse and random acts of violence are seen as deviant by most of society
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Rutter (1995)
Claims the rise in social delinquency came about because of separate youth cultures
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Cohen (1970's)
Those most likely to commit deviant acts were found in the lower streams of schools and living in deprived areas.
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Downes (1950's) on Anti- School subcultures
Downes argued that school is meaningless for many WC youths and they protect themselves by rejecting an education system that has rejected them.
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The role of the media (Kellner 1995)
The media has become the major socialising force in our culture
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What did Media do to Youth culture?
The media DEMONISED them to create a moral panic.
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Bennet (2006) View on Youth Cultures
Young people form tribes - A loose knit coming together of people with similar interests
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Plummer (1979) and his 3 things!

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Swearing at an authority figure, child abuse and random acts of violence are seen as deviant by most of society

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Rutter (1995)

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Cohen (1970's)

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Downes (1950's) on Anti- School subcultures

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