Adaptive Typology - Albert Cohen (1965): Merton's Theory--...

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Adaptive Typology: Adaptive Type Goals Means Conformist Accept Accept Innovator Accept Reject/Blocked Ritualist Reject Accept Retreatist Reject (because(?)=>) Reject/Blocked Rebel Reject (new) Reject (new) Conformity central: most keep trying. All but rebel are essentially "non-threatening" to the system. But existence of deviance does suggest Reform, or repair is needed. (Social Policies of the 1960's). Modifications to Structural Strain Theory
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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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This note was uploaded on 11/09/2011 for the course SCIE SYG2000 taught by Professor Bernhardt during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.

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