The role symbols play in defining reality

Review chapter 5 attached, pages 154 to 174, and prepare a Reaction Paper focusing on analysis of the material, in particular:

  1. Explain the concept of symbolic interaction and the role symbols play in defining reality
  2. Analyze the impact of the labeling process
  3. Compare the terms “primary deviance” and “secondary deviance”
  4. Identify the four quadrants of Becker’s table of deviance and reaction
  5. Summarize the unequal application of delinquent labels
  6. Demonstrate the long-term effects of labels
  7. Explain the strengths of the social reaction perspective
  8. Apply the core elements of social conflict theory

Sample Solution