Unformatted text preview: edited by Piotr Sztompka. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996. Goals: Well defined, articulated, established and accepted (internalization, socialization) Means: • Legitimate means de-emphasized. • Certain groups blocked from accessing them. Strain ( Prof. Tom O'Connor's notes , local copy) : Occurs between individual's aspirations and expectations==> Not individual problem, but structural reality. Adaption to strain • Can be deviance (norm violation). • Once deviance becomes an alternative it can spread, and become a relatively permanent part of a social system....
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