Sociology students practice deviance through napping
Lesa Johnson’s Sociology 101 class takes a nap around the Union fountain. Johnson said the purpose of the exercise was to show her students that deviance doesn’t necessarily have to be criminal, but can also change the way people think. Johnson had people recording reactions to the activity.
“There are different types of formations…groups and subcultures in society, different types of presenting oneself, and so people often just go with the flow, without ever thinking about what they’re doing,” said Johnson. “So this challenges people to think about what somebody else is doing and sort of take that into their own consciousness.”