Labeling Society Bailey ouelLette
For this project I took a look at the label of "Hicks"
The Hicks at TA, are expected to be a particular way. They are expected to be rugged, rowdy, dirty, masculine, and tough. They are expected to like big trucks, the woods, and the outdoors. A lot of them typically snowmobile, and dirt bike, and do outdoor activities.
This group is in the middle of the social standpoint, but some more than others are more popular. An advantage would be having a large group of friends (if you like large groups of friends), but a disadvantage is that you are expected to be masculine, and if someone in this group was more feminine, they would have a hard time being part of it.
Being a hick seems to have both negative and positive influences on ones life. If someone's a hick, they might not feel like they can express themselves and could feel even "trapped" in looking a certain way, and acting a certain way, even if they just enjoy most things that hicks like. They might be high on the social standpoint, but could feel obligated to be friends with all the hicks, and always be rugged and act like a man.