Unformatted text preview: • Interpersonal Factors: group structures and dissatisfaction • Unlimited and Unobtainable Goals • Further information The Blau's: Relative Deprivation • Inequality perceived to be due to race or class • Sense of social injustice • Distrust of Society • Not poverty itself, but proximity of wealth and poverty Crime and the American Dream , Steven Messner and Richard Rosenfeld (1994) • A recent "radicalization" of Merton's key ideas. • A focus on contradictions in both the cultural system, as well as the opportunity structures of modern society. • "Re-inventing Culture." • Further information...
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- Fall '10
- Sociology, Merton, Middle Class deviance, lower class aspirations