Application paper

write a 750-word paper using APA standards that includes discussion of the following:

  1. Describe an example of a television program that you believe clearly displays social deviance, and explain why you specifically selected it.
  2. In this television program, how are people “labeled” as socially deviating from the expected social norms, and who does this labeling?
  3. Analyze the deviance, using terms such as primary deviance, secondary deviance, retrospective labeling, and stigma.
  4. Apply Durkheim’s four functions of deviance to the deviant actions in the television program. What purpose(s) does the deviance play?

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This show was aired in the United States between 2009 and 2012. Here, viewers are introduced into the lives of 8 housemates who spend their summer holiday at the Jersey Shore…

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