Mertons Strain Theory + Funct

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  • Created on: 16-06-15 16:29

1. Rebellion

  • individuals reject both goals and means ie. drug addicts
  • challenge existing goals and means create new ones ie. communism
  • go through legitimate means achieving goals
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2. according to merton american society puts..... on people to deviate by its focus on success at any price

  • pressure
  • credit
  • bad
  • deviance

3. the unequal class structure.... peoples attempts to reach goals so they achieve them legitimately

  • blocked
  • allowed
  • success

4. Ritualism

  • achieve means legitimately middle classed
  • give up trying to achieve goals but follow rules for own sake typical office workers
  • reject existing values and goals replace them with new ones ie. communism

5. neritocratic one anyone who puts effort in achieves

  • American Dream
  • Columbian dream
  • British Dream

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