AQA Sociology A2 - Cohen's Status Frustration

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1. Which one of the studies resonates with Status frustration?

  • Willis's Lads 1977 Study
  • Bordieu Cultural Capital Study
  • Parson's Warm Bath Theory
  • Corrigan's Study
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2. What does Cohen say subcultures usually do to mainstream values?

  • Evaluate them.
  • Consider them.
  • Invert them.
  • Reject most, but keep some of them.

3. Where are [the main social group that Cohen looks at] on the status hierarchy?

  • Near the top of the hierarchy.
  • At the bottom.
  • Penultimate.
  • They aren't on the hierarchy.

4. Which of these flow charts can explain the formation & effects of Status Frustration?

  • Consequence leads to a > Situation leads to a > Response
  • Situation leads to a > Response leads to a > Consequence
  • Education leads to a > Pressure leads to an > Expectation
  • Value leads to a > Norm leads to an > Expectation

5. Which of these is a strength of Cohen's approach (all others are false)?

  • He offers an explanation for non-utilitarian/non-monetary crime.
  • He offers a clear and straightforward solution towards removing subcultural crime.
  • It resonates well with the work of Ann Oakley.
  • He uses a wide range of social institutions within his argument.


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