Mertons Strain Theory + Funct

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  • Created on: 16-06-15 16:29

1. Retreatism

  • replace goals with new ones
  • individuals reject both goals and means ie. drug addicts
  • go through legitimate means achieving goals
  • not going to get goals but still go through means ie. office workers
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2. neritocratic one anyone who puts effort in achieves

  • American Dream
  • Columbian dream
  • British Dream

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

  • blocked
  • allowed
  • success

4. Ruling class are challenged ie protest but crimilise those

  • show that they are posing threat not fair
  • not posing any threats

5. according to merton american society puts..... on people to deviate by its focus on success at any price

  • bad
  • pressure
  • credit
  • deviance


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