By Carl Roberts
What does that word mean?
Many different meaning are derived from deviance. Some are how behavioral standards and norms are being broken by everyday people. Basically people failing to conform to socially accepted behavior and beliefs, and customs.
Deviance in today’s society is very different then how many of our parents and grand-parents perceived it.
Today’s society see's deviance as being unruly to authority or a young child being disrespectful to someone of higher stature then them. Also some crimes are signs of deviance such as grafitti by a group of young children, and many other signs of vandalism. But deviance has taken a turn for the worse since the sixties.
Deviance to them was listening to rock-n-roll and creating a hip new fad spreading peace and love.
So back then being defiant meant not wanting war with another country or listening to the Beatles. These signs of defiant behavior lead to a ban of rock-n-roll music, hippies being seen as bums and slackers with no signs of a future. The everyday working men and women seen violence as the olny option with other countries; and the devils music was corrupting the new generations soul and those who didn’t believe there beliefs and views was defiant to society.
Are these hippies being defiant by putting flowers in the soldier’s rifles? These were not signs of deviance, but enlightenment by trying to share nonviolent beliefs and love on the world. There views of love was about tryig to change the hearts of the world. One of the ways was the feel good music that the conformist seen as druggie tunes to other druggies. Later on in history many other non-violent groups were created, but none seen more defiant then these hippies.
How could this be seen and compared to today’s society of what deviance is now and what it was then?