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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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The Sociology of Science: Theoretical and Empirical Investigations

Robert K. Merton - Social Science - 1973 - 605 pages
...acknowledged and unacknowledged, and to see the world differently" (ibid., p. 180); "Our primary aim is to discover how some social structures exert a...engage in nonconforming rather than conforming conduct. If we can locate groups peculiarly subject to such pressures, we should expect to find fairly high...
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The Culture of Public Problems: Drinking-Driving and the Symbolic Order

Joseph R. Gusfield - Language Arts & Disciplines - 1984 - 278 pages
...group life and position. "Our primary aim," wrote Robert Merton in his classic paper on nonconformity, "is to discover how some social structures exert a definite pressure upon certain persons to engage in nonconformist rather than conformist conduct" (Merton 1949, pp. 125-26). This is not to...
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Principles of Scientific Sociology

Walter L. Wallace - Social Science - 545 pages
...physical behavior that others direct toward that individual 35 ). Thus, "Our primary aim," says Merton "is to discover how some social structures exert a...in nonconforming rather than conforming conduct." That the "pressure" in question is exerted on the persons' psychical attitudes and not on their physical...
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Ethnicity, Identity, and History: Essays in Memory of Werner J. Cahnman

Joseph Maier, Chaim Isaac Waxman - Social Science - 1983 - 345 pages
...she publication of his aforementioned essay, “Social Structure and Anomie.”‘ In an attempt so discover “how some social structures exert a definite pressure upon certain persons in the society so engage in nonconformist rather than conformist conduct,” Merson singles out for analysis two elements...
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Teorías de la criminalidad: una confrontación crítica

Siegfried Lamnek - Law - 1998 - 242 pages
...anomia, la estructura social es incorporada explícitamente al ensayo de explicación: "Our primary aim is to discover how some social structures exert a definite pressure upon certain persons and a society to engage in nonconforming rather than conforming conduct." 18 Partiendo de la reflexión...
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Management and Information Systems in Human Services: Implications for the ...

Richard K. Caputo - Business & Economics - 1988 - 174 pages
...56-63. In so doing, Coser corroborated Merlon's formulation in "Social Structure and Anomie," ie, that "some social structures exert a definite pressure upon certain persons in the society to engage in nonconformist rather than conformist conduct." See Robert K. Merton, Social Theory and Social Structure...
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The Legacy of Anomie Theory

Freda Adler, William S. Laufer - Social Science - 449 pages
...general framework of Hirschi's theory. Merton then says that his "primary aim" is to offer a theory about "how some social structures exert a definite pressure upon certain persons in the society to engage in nonconformist rather than conformist conduct." Given the contrast with control theory and the focus...
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Deviance: A Symbolic Interactionist Approach

Nancy J. Herman - Social Science - 1995 - 620 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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Changing Theories and Practices of Discipline

Roger Slee - Education - 1995 - 240 pages
...and experienced by, groups who, because of the economic and social structure, would not ‘make it': ‘...social structures exert a definite pressure upon certain persons in the society to engage in non-conformity rather than conforming conduct' (Merton, 1957: 132). Paradoxically, unconventional behaviour...
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Crime, Justice, and Society

Calvin J. Larson, Gerald R. Garrett - Social Science - 1996 - 424 pages
...the impact of social and cultural conditions on the behavior of individuals. Merton's "primary aim is to discover how some social structures exert a...engage in nonconforming rather than conforming conduct" (1957, 135). The subjects of particular importance to Merton are culturally defined goals and institutionally...
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