Some favourite sociological quotes from SI’s facebook friends

  • Deviance is not a quality of the act the person commits, but rather a consequence of the application by others of rules and sanctions to an ‘offender’. The deviant is one to whom that label has successfully been applied; deviant behavior is behavior that people so label.”

    Howard Becker in Outsiders (submitted by Yaz Osho)

  • “The sense of freedom and the actual freedoms which are upsetting the old picture of family life and encouraging the search for a new one, is not an individual invention but a late child of the labour market.

    Ulrich Beck and Elisabeth Beck-Gernsheim in The Normal Chaos of Love (submitted by Katrina Cimetta)


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  1. The Becker quote was one of the first quotes that stayed with me when I was doing A-level Sociology. How ever many years later, it’s still around in my mind and is certainly relevant today.

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