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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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