I’m working on a sociology writing question and need an explanation and answer to help me learn.
Article: Becker: â€œOutsidersâ€ [1 Page]
a. What does Howard Becker say is the central fact about deviance and what does he mean by that?
b. So, to Becker, who is a deviant?
c. Why does Becker say that â€œdeviantâ€ is not a homogenous category? Explain two reasons.
d. Whether people respond to an act as deviant depends on several factors. Name and explain with examples three such factors.
e. Relate Hughesâ€™ concept of â€œMaster statusâ€ to the study of deviance? Give an example.
NOTE: Please label all parts of essay: a, b, c, d, e.
I also found a website that has a lot of info on Becker’s work. https://www.britannica.com/topic/labeling-theory