Status frustration

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Define status frustration
a sense of personal failure and inadequacy
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who is the sociologist?
cohen
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What does cohen provide an explanation for?
Group based crime and deviance
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What type of crime does cohen focus on?
Non utilitarian crime
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Why is crime and deviance committed according to merton?
To achieve win status
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How is cohen different from merton in terms of the value consensus?
People may not feel the value consensus is for them
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If people do not conform to the value consensus, what does not exist?
Organic solidarity
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How did Merton push the value consensus in his strain theory?
Through the American Dream
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What is a weakness of cohen in terms of focus on goals?
He assumes the working class boys shared the middle class success goals
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what does cohen ignore the possibility of in terms of goals?
Ignores the possibility that the working class boys possibly never saw themselves as failures due to their different success goals
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What is a weakness of cohen in terms of who he focuses on?
He is too patriarchal and simply focuses on boys
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What is a final weakness of Cohen
He is too over deterministic in assuming that boys cannot achieve, however they may just be socialised differently to achieve different success goals.
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