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What are the factors that have contributed to this society's perspective of the deviant behavior? Why does this society consider the behavior to be deviant but other societies do not?

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    Which society?

    Which deviant behavior?

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    Sorry here is the question in more detail...
    Give an example of a human behavior that is considered deviant in one society but is not considered deviant in others. What are the factors that have contributed to this society's perspective of the deviant behavior? Why does this society consider the behavior to be deviant but other societies do not?

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    I am supposed to write a 200-300 word essay and here is my answer so far

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    Deviance is any behavior that violates cultural norms. Deviance is often divided into two types of deviant activities. The first, crime is the violation of formally enacted laws and is referred to as formal deviance. Examples of formal deviance would include: robbery, theft, rape, murder, and assault, just to name a few. The second type of deviant behavior refers to violations of informal social norms, norms that have not been codified into law, and is referred to as informal deviance. Examples of informal deviance might include: picking one's nose, belching loudly (in some cultures), or standing too close to another unnecessarily (again, in some cultures).

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    Now you need to choose one deviant behavior.

    Some examples that come to mind:

    In many Asian societies, children are not supposed to look adults in the eyes, because it's considered disrespectful. Yet in Western cultures, children are often told, "Look at me when a I speak to you."

    In many Muslim countries, especially Saudi Arabia, women are expected to be completely covered when they appear in public.

    Either of these behaviors should be fairly easy to research.


    What are the factors that have contributed to this society's perspective of the deviant behavior?

    Why does this society consider the behavior to be deviant but other societies do not?

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