What are the factors that have contributed to this society's perspective of the
deviant behavior? Why does this society consider the behavior to be deviant but
other societies do not?
To deviate from societal "norm" is to, in my opinion, fluctuate from what society deems acceptable at that time. I believe the deciding factor on "normal" is by the group or groups which hold majority. For example: At one time in this country it was considered taboo or deviant to mark the body with tattoos. The majority of society was over the age of the ones wearing the markings. This act was considered deviant and carried consequences as many felt it was an indication of lack of trustworthiness and self-respect. Today, however, as the majority has shifted, it is not uncommon to see doctors, lawyers, educators, and even politicians bearing tattoos. Do some research on primitive societies and cultures and compare their "norm" to your own. Do you see any variations on what that culture considers to be normal that your personal culture considers deviant? Another had posted cannibalism as an example, and this was a great example. For some cultures eating human flesh is normal, but in others, it is considered deviant.