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Essay Galaxy - Emile Durkheim & Anomie Or Strain Theory DURKHEIM AND ANOMIE OR STRAIN THEORY by Brent M. Pergram, Masers of Arts in Sociology

Emile Durkheim is the founder of the study of anomie theory or strain theory that believes that anomie or strain causes a person to commit suicide or some other deviant act. This research paper will discuss several articles that deal with strain theory and with Durkheim’s theory of anomie. I will also discuss articles on Merton’s strain theory, and on Agnew’s General Strain Theory that expands the concept of strain. Durkheim is the founder of anomie theory, but Merton, and later Agnew made changes to the theory to try to make it a general theory that could explain most types of deviance. Anomie is a concept that is associated with two theorists, Emile Durkheim and Robert Merton. Durkheim introduced the term in his 1893 book The Division of Labor in Society, when he....

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