DEVIANCE PAPER ASSIGNMENT
We began our time together watching â€œThe Lottery of Birthâ€ and questioning the notion that â€œeverything you know is wrong.â€ Take some time to consider the following statements from the filmâ€¦
â€œThe knowledge we possess and the values we hold emerge from the interactions between our cognitive architecture and our experiences.â€
â€œJust as itâ€™s important to study the history of your society, of your culture, of your nation, I think it also useful to study your own historyâ€¦your own personal history. As an individual, you have had a very limited set of experiences, and the limitation of your experiences may have set limitations on your thinkingâ€¦may have narrowed your thinking. And to recognize these limitations, to recognize that you may have been limited by your family, by your education, by your church, by the class in which you were born, to recognize the limitations of your personal experience is to then enable you, perhaps, to go beyond those limitations.â€
In a 1-2 page paper, discuss how your own personal history has shaped your view on some form of deviance you have observed in everyday life (this can be deviant to you personally OR what youâ€™d imagine to be deviant to mainstream thinkers). Over the course of the semester, have you recognized any limitations in your thinking regarding this â€œdeviantâ€ attitude, behavior or condition? In other words, did you see it differently than you may have before discovering/using the sociological perspective of deviance? Explain.
Your paper should be double-spaced, titled, paginated and proofread carefully. Fonts should be set at 12-point in Times New Roman.
Papers are due via file upload by 11:59 pm on Mon, 12/4. Create and save your document, then click on “Submit Assignment” in the top left corner of the page. You’ll be prompted to upload a file, then submit.
PLEASE SEE GRADING RUBRIC UNDER â€œMODULESâ€ IN â€œPAPER.â€
THIS IS A SOCIOLOGY PAPER. DONâ€™T FORGET TO USE THE SOCIOLOGICAL PERSPECITVE AS WELL AS TERMS, CONCEPTS & THEORIES WHERE APPROPRIATE.
THIS IS AN INFORMAL REFLECITON PAPERâ€¦NO RESEARCH IS REQUIRED.
THE PAPER SHOULD STEM FROM THE MICRO-PERSPECTIVE.