Subcultural Strain Theories

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  • Created on: 16-06-15 17:01

1. Cohen argues that different subcultures respond differently to lack of legit opportunities

  • ie. cohen status frustration vanadalism, other illegal drug use
  • ie. cohen amerian dream, other illegal drug
  • ie. merton american dream
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2. who is critical of Cohen

  • Empy
  • Deby

3. subcultures provide an.... for those who cannot achieve it via mainstream goals

  • alternative opportunity structure
  • similar opportunity structure
  • opportunity structure

4. gain peers via illigitimate opportunity structure

  • conformity
  • innovation
  • alternative status hierarchy
  • status hierachy

5. who found that drug trade is a mixture of conflict and criminal subcultures

  • Nigel South
  • Miller
  • Jessica


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