The American Dream

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  • Created on: 15-06-15 21:44
What is the ideology of the American Dream based on?
Success for one and all
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What can the american dream be achieved through?
Self discipline, study, educational qualifications, hard work in career
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What do they achieve through the american dream?
Social Mobility
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What is the reality of the american dream?
Disadvantaged groups cannot take advantage of education due to institutional racism
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What is blocked for disadvantaged groups?
The opportunity structures
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What do they receive when their opportunities are blocked?
Status frustration
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Why is this theory not actually relevant?
It is not pragmatic or practically possible to achieve
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How do disadvantaged groups therefore achieve American Dream?
Through crime
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What is a quote that links to this?
Winning the game becomes more important than playing by the rules
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What causes the deviant behaviour?
The pressures of the value consensus.
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