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Question:
What is Merton's typology? 5 ways people respond to conflict and strain.
Answer:

§ Conformity – person who conforms accepts both the goals and means for achieving culturally acceptable goals.

§ Innovation – person who innovates accepts goals but not the means for achieving these goals. (I.E Drug Dealer may accept materialist values but not through conventional means)

§ Ritualism – ritualists reject the goals but accept the means.

§ Retreatism – retreatists reject both the goals and the means.

§ Rebellion – rebels not only reject both the goal and means but also substitute the rejected goals with another set of goals.

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Question: What is Merton's typology? 5 ways people respond to conflict and strain.
Answer: § Conformity – person who conforms accepts both the goals and means for achieving culturally acceptable goals. § Innovation – person who innovates accepts goals but not the means for achieving these goals. (I.E Drug Dealer may accept materialist values but not through conventional means) § Ritualism – ritualists reject the goals but accept the means. § Retreatism – retreatists reject both the goals and the means. § Rebellion – rebels not only reject both the goal and means but also substitute the rejected goals with another set of goals.