Structural strain

Order Instructions/Description
Sociology Assignment 2
Worth: 15 points (Maximum)
Drawing from the world of sport, provide an example of each of Merton’s categories as described in his Structural Strain Theory (also known as Anomie Theory). More specifically, describe circumstances under which an athlete would be described as a conformist, innovator, ritualist, retreatist, and rebel. Defend your answer by clearly explaining how each example satisfies Merton’s corresponding category. (Do they accept, reject or replace the cultural goal of success? Do they accept, reject, or replace the institutionalized means of getting to success?)
(Expectation: A minimum of two typewritten pages)