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Jack Katz : Thrill Seekers (see more on Katz from Prof. Cecil Greek: 1 , 2 , and 3 ) (local copies of Cecil greek's notes ) Deviance can be stimulating Sense of power, control, excitement Some have higher threshold- require intensified experience Deviance can provide a "thrilling demonstration of personal competence." Structural Strain Theories (these ideas drawn from Goode, 1994-2008 chapter 3; and Pfohl, Images of Deviance and Social Control , 1985. See the disclaimer ) Robert Merton : Reconceptualizes Durkheim's concept of Anomie.
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Unformatted text preview: • Not an overall, or even localized breakdown in normative structure. • The cultural system and social structure of society is basically intact, workable, functional. • In fact, to a certain extent, Deviance represents the functionality of the system. • Merton's " Dream Machine ." • Problem is: A disjuncture within the cultural system between the Goals (values) which define our lives and the culturally determined, institutionalized, legitimate Means for achieving them....
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