From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia
Deviance in a sociological context describes actions or behaviours that violate cultural norms including formally-enacted rules (e.g., crime) as well as informal violations of social norms (e.g., rejecting folkways and mores). It is the purview of sociologists, psychologists, psychiatrists and criminologists to study how these norms are created, how they change over time and how they are enforced.
Deviance in literature
Many works of literature offer allegories illustrating the conflict between character and society, in which the character does not conform to the society's norms and is subsequently alienated, ostracized, socially sanctioned, discriminated against or persecuted.
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Deviant Behavior (journal)
- Faux pas
- Moral panic
- Political abuse of psychiatry in the Soviet Union
- Role engulfment
- Social alienation
- Social disorganization theory
- Workplace aggression
- Workplace deviance