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A Desensitzed Society-Deviant Assignment-Snow Skiing in the Summer
Accomplishments of the Sugar Act and the Stamp Act , The
America's Struggle with British Oppression
back talking to parents-deviant assignment
Breaking the Norm (Deviant Observation Report)
Changing Demographics of the Virginia Colony's Laborers, The
Coloring with deviance-Deviant assignment
Criticisms and counter efforts on the influence of the “Barbie Image” in America
Deviant Times in Chicago (Deviant Assignment)
Digital Dating Experience, The
Dinner and a Show-Deviant Project Derry
Dog Gone Wild
Domestic Violence in African American Homes
Domestic Violence in American Homes
Effects of Fox News and MSNBC on America's Politcial Views
Emotional And Psychological Effects Of Abortion On American Women
Enlightenment Period, The
Environmental Transformation of America by the Native North American Inhabitants, The
Equality In Marriage
Equality in the Eyes of the Revolutionary Leaders
Extent of Truisms in American Comedy on Blue Collar Values, The
Factors that Encouraged Europeans’ to Pursue Voyages of Exploration
Failure of Georgia's Small Farmer's Utopia, The
Faults and Weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation
Footies in Walmart (Deviant Assignment)
George Grenville's Acts, The
How did the Iroquois nation gain strength from its contacts with white colonies?
How the war affected black slaves during the Civil War
Human Trafficking - It Happens Here, It's Happening Now
Influence of Barbie on Gender Identity
It's too d*** hot for a penguin to just be walking around here!
Jabbar's Deviant Assignment (Deviant Observation Report)
John's Deviant Assignment (Deviant Observation Report)
Lagrange Road Drag Racing at 5mph (Deviant Assignment)
Let's Dance (Deviant Observation Report)
Manifest Dysfunctions of Internet Dating
MVCC SOC 102-592 S1-3
Protected Shopping (Deviant Assignment)
Puking In Public- Deviant Assignment
Roaming Free (Deviant Assignment)
Role of Sugar and Tobacco in Virginia and the Caribbean Colonies, The
Sexuality, Teens, and the Media
Slavery in America - Sex Trafficking
Slaves Lives during the War - Revolutionary War
soup...salad...with a side of awkwardness
Speedo on the Beach- Deviant Assignment
Sugar Act & Stamp Act – George Grenville Generating Revenue
Sugar and Tobacco in Virginia and the Caribbean
Taylor's Deviant Assignment (Deviant Observation Report)
War on terror in a functionalist’s perspective
What role did the Congregational church play in life of New England villages?
What role did the Congregational church play in the life of New England villages?
When Summer and Winter Meet - Deviant Assignment
Why Didn’t New England Develop a Slave Based Plantation Economy?
Institutional Supports for Abortion in America
Taylor's Deviant Assignment (Deviant Observation Report)
Taylor's Deviant Assignment
On Wednesday, June 4, I took part in a deviant act that most people find to be annoying and rude. While at the Orland Park mall, I decided to walk on the right side of the mall going in the opposite direction of the crowd. In the United States, it is almost an unwritten law that when you are walking anywhere you always walk as if you are driving on a rode, so that everyone is going in the same direction and does not bump into each other. This unwritten rule is considered to be a social norm. However, I decided taht I would walk against the crowd, and see the reactions I received from my audience. Walking against a crowd is one the most annoying things I realized that people do, so I decided to see the reactions that people would give to me that I usually give to other people.
While doing this deviant act, I noticed that most people's faces were confused, angry, or annoyed. People in the United States are not used to having people going the opposite way while walking. The confused people just stared at me with a look of surprise. The people who were angry gave me a look of digust and disappointment. Finally, the people who seemed to be annoyed gave me very rude faces and even talked about me behind my back. All of the reactions I received while simply just walking on the wrong side of the mall made me feel like I was doing something extremely wrong. Even though there was no written law that said it was not allowed, the sanctions I received from the people in the mall made me feel like I had disrupted the flow of everyone else there. I realized that I was just like these people in the fact that when I saw someone walking the wrong way or getting in my way while waling, I would give them a dirty look as a form of a sanction. I am sure that i ahve participated in acts that many people would consider to be deviant. The sanctions I received made me feel like an outcast and made me feel like everyone was staring at me.
While walking on the wrong side of the mall, I noticed the dirty looks the people were giving me. These dirty looks can be considered
Also, even though there was no law saying I could not walk on that side against the crowd, there was a
that caused people to view it as awkward or wrong (Carl, 2010, pg. 54). People in the United States have been
to believe certain things. For example, things like talking to yourself are seen as weird and many people laugh at you or give you a strange look. Some things are labeled as
, things that are seen as socially unacceptable, but some people do them anyways (Carl, 2010, pg. 54). For example, rape is seen as morally wrong and many people find it disgusting. In the United States, there is a
that goes along with rape. Instead of people just giving dirty looks as a way to make the perpetrator feel like they did something wrong, a legal form of action takes place. Police usually will arrest the person who committed the taboo and send them to jail to be tried. However, taboos do not always require a legal form of action. Sometimes taboos can result simply in embarrassment.
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