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" is to discover how some social structures exert a definite pressure upon certain persons in the society to engage in non-conforming rather than conforming conduct. "
The Established and the Outsiders - Page 179
by Norbert Elias, John L Scotson - 1994 - 199 pages
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On Social Structure and Science

Robert K. Merton - Science - 1996 - 386 pages
...systematic approach to the analysis of social and cultural sources of deviant behavior. Our primary aim is to discover how some social structures exert a...pressure upon certain persons in the society to engage in nonconformist rather than conformist conduct. If we can locate groups peculiarly subject to such pressures,...
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The Crisis in Sociology: The Need for Darwin

Joseph Lopreato, Timothy Alan Crippen - Social Science - 2001 - 329 pages
...132—emphasis in the original) offered a "sociological perspective" whose "primary aim is to discern how some social structures exert a definite pressure...in nonconforming rather than conforming conduct." The upshot of this goal is summarized in the "typology of modes of individual adaptation" (Merton 1957:...
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The Middling Sorts: Explorations in the History of the American Middle Class

Burton S. Bledstein - History - 2001 - 368 pages
...Durkheins appeared in his essay on deviance. “Social Structure and Anomie” (1938), whose “primary aim is to discover how some social structures exert a...pressure upon certain persons in the society to engage in non-conformist rather than conformist conduct” (p. 672; Merton's italics). The argument linked rates...
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Soziologie: Situationslogik und Handeln

Hartmut Esser - Sociology - 2002 - 512 pages
...„klassenlogisch" erklärenden Soziologie insgesamt - hat Merton dann so zusammengefaßt: „Our primary aim is to discover how some social structures exert a...in non-conforming rather than conforming conduct" (Ebd., S. 132; Hervorhebungen so nicht im Original) Die Erklärung, die Merton für die soziale Systematik...
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Crime: Critical Concepts in Sociology

Philip Bean - Crime - 2003 - 422 pages
...approach to the study of socio-cultural sources of deviate behavior. Our primary aim lies in discovering how some social structures exert a definite pressure upon certain persons in the society to engage in nonconformist rather than conformist conduct. The many ramifications of the scheme cannot all be discussed:...
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Social Theory: An Introduction

Jonathan Joseph - Political Science - 2004 - 218 pages
...at the confluence of these different roles and status sets and Merton argues that ‘our primary aim is to discover how some social structures exert a...in non-conforming rather than conforming conduct' (Merton 1957: 132). There is an emphasis on cultural structure and the social practices that shape...
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Criminological Theory: An Analysis of Its Underlying Assumptions

Werner J. Einstadter, Stuart Henry - Social Science - 2006 - 427 pages
...a range of normal, albeit deviant, adaptations to structural strain. In his 1938 work Merton aimed "to discover how some social structures exert a definite...persons in the society to engage in non-conforming conduct rather than conformist conduct" (Merton, 1938: 672, our emphasis). Observers agree that for...
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Robert Michaels, Political Sociology And the Future of Democracy

Juan José Linz - Political Science - 225 pages
...notwithstanding. Merton has stated the problem in these terms: "Some social structures exert a definitive pressure upon certain persons in the society to engage...in non-conforming rather than conforming conduct." 143 The men studied by Michels often acted in ways not conforming to their values despite their commitment...
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