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Department
Sociology
Course
SOCIOL 2C06
Professor
Dorothy Pawluch
Semester
Fall

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Albert Cohen and status frustration - Modified Martin's theory to explain higher rates of delinquency among lower class youth - Cohen said lower class delinquency occurred as a adaptation to problems generated by domination of middle class culture - agrees North American society encourages high aspirations but makes it difficult for some group to be successful - School: disadvantage lower class youth -Middle class children socialized to be motivated, articulate, polite; all characteristics that work great in school and advantages them - Lower class value Norm do not meet standards of school - dis advantages them - - they are not able to compete effectively and fail to achieve middle class status causing status frustra
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