Discuss Merton's concept of anomie (the disjunction of cultural goals, institutionalized means, and the
actual distribution of opportunities (e.g., educational, economic) to achieve the cultural goals. What is the most important cultural goal according to Merton? Define and discuss the five individual adaptations to anomie Merton identifies.
Robert Merton's concept of Anomie reflects Merton's arguments on "social structure and Anomie". In his arguments, Merton... View the full answer