Originality/value – This chapter provides a framework for evaluating concepts with interdisciplinary conversations with political science. The author’s findings also add to a body of work that, through cross-disciplinary conversations, work to tease out the socio-ecological and historical conditions that influence the interaction of structure and culture that lead to anomie and ultimately deviance.
Financial support was provided by National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program under Grant No. 13218406, the UC Office of the President HBCU Fellowship, and the University of California, Irvine Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation. Additional thanks to James Pratt, Sr. for comments on earlier drafts.
Pratt, J.B. (2018), "Considering an “Alternative Capacity to Desire”: Institutional Anomie Theory, the American Dream, and the Ontological Turn", Deflem, M. (Ed.) Homicide and Violent Crime (Sociology of Crime, Law and Deviance, Vol. 23), Emerald Publishing Limited, pp. 177-196. https://doi.org/10.1108/S1521-613620180000023011Download as .RIS
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