Deviance : Deviance And Social Deviance

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Deviance in Subcultures Our society is made up of many subcultures that have different beliefs, norms, and morals as we do. A subculture is a distinct group within the larger culture that has its own subset of norms, values, behaviors, or characteristics. Subcultures are seen everywhere whether it be a religion such as the Amish, or profession such as exotic dancing. Out society may see their behavior and norms as deviant, but to the members of the subculture it is normal, and our lifestyle is considered deviant. Throughout this paper concepts on subcultures will be explains, polygamy, the Amish, sexual deviance are just some of the topics that will be covered. Although most subcultures are hidden within our society, some subcultures are easily identified and singled out. Sexual deviance can be defined in many ways and is largely determined by community, culture, and context, sexual deviance may include exotic dancers, strippers, sex tourism, anonymous sex in public restrooms, bisexuality, online sexual predators, prostitutes, premarital chastity, and many others. Some of the things listed are considered a profession, and how people make a living. Although to society these professions such as, stripping, exotic dancing, and prostitution are seen as deviant and unusual, their subculture believes it is just normal life. However, prostitution is seen as a crime in many areas, although in many places in Nevada it is legal. Nevada is home to many brothels that are…

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