Subcultural Strain Theories

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  • Created on: 16-06-15 17:01

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

  • opportunity structure
  • alternative opportunity structure
  • similar opportunity structure
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2. drugs

  • conflict sub culture
  • retreatist subculture
  • criminal subculture

3. Reaction theories such as Cloward + ohlin have been criticised

  • for assuming everyone has mainstream goals to begin with to reject
  • for assuming everyone doesn't have the mainstream goals to begin with

4. gain peers via illigitimate opportunity structure

  • innovation
  • alternative status hierarchy
  • conformity
  • status hierachy

5. who argues that people drift in and out of subcultures

  • Matza
  • Cloward Ohlin
  • Walter B Miller
  • Nigel South


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