Institutional anomie theory

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Who talks about institutional anomie theory?
Messner and Rosenfield
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How are they similar to merton?
Use the american dream for the basis of their theory in terms of goals.
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How are they different to merton?
They give a more contemporary view.
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What do they argue pushes people towards crime?
The obsession with individual monetary success
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What attitude does the obsession with success create?
A winner takes all attitude
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What do Messner and Rosenfield argue is the reason for the determined attitude to success?
The influence of institutions as they push a ruthless and competitive mindset.
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What does the anything goes mentality create in institutions?
Anomic cultural environment and the economic rewards are valued above all.
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What do the attitudes pushed by institutions link to?
The attitudes that fit with the world of crime.
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Give an example in history where institutional anomie theory could have occurred
The banking crisis
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What theory could this also link to due to money being their goal? Sociologist?
Ideological State apparatus, money is this for them. Althausser.
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