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Dead Poets Society: A look at Social Deviance and Social Control Joshua Seymour

Recognizing the Norms

1950's Conservative Prep School

Girls Smoking Alcohol Breaking Curfew Not Following Adults Orders Suicide

External Social Control

Punishment Force Coercion

Informal Social Control

Frowning Criticism Praise Yelling


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