Unformatted text preview: Albert Cohen (1965): Merton's Theory--• Too Utilitarian- not all deviance is in pursuit of wealth • Too Atomistic- not simple individual adaption to strain. • Too Mechanistic- no room for understanding the role of individual/group processes, role of subcultures. Problem==> • Status: recognition and respect from significant others • Position: An accepted place in society. • This leads to:...
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- Fall '10
- Sociology, structural strain theory, Albert Cohen, simple individual adaption, Adaptive Type