Robert K. Merton (1910 - 2003)    American sociologist Robert Merton is perhaps best known for his theory of deviance, which locates the source of crime within the structure of American society. Merton drew on Émile Durkheim's concept of Anom  ie  and modified it to refer to the the strain put on individuals' behavior when accepted norms conflict with social reality (Giddens et al., 2012. Essentials of Sociology, 4th ed.)

Robert K. Merton - American sociologist Robert Merton is perhaps…

Force for change

“Westboro will picket Sandy Hook Elementary School to sing praise to God for the glory of his work in executing his judgment.” They are disgusting!

A2 Sociology Revision: SCLY3 - Beliefs in Society - Theories - YouTube

Sociology Revision: - Beliefs in Society - Theories

Linda Woodhead - new sociology of religion - secularisation debate

Linda Woodhead - new sociology of religion - secularisation debate

SCLY3 Sociology of Religion

Summary of sociological theories of religion. Written using Sociology in Focus for AQA. Covers functionalism, marxism and feminism as well as Weber and .

Wikipedia: Civil Religion

Wikipedia: Civil Religion


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