- Is the “American Dream” real? Assess the relevance of Merton’s notion of the American Dream in the 21st century. Do you think that young people still subscribe to a vision of success based upon materialism? Explain.
- Which is more important in American society, money or status? Does gender play a role in which one is considered more important? Which theorist best explains your answer. Explain.
- Include a question that you had about the readings. Your question should be open-ended, asked in a manner that promotes discussion, and gives an explanation for why you are asking the question
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