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The American Dream

Sarah Best

12th November 2018

The following article explores the American Dream.

The American Dream is associated with a sequence of life events for an individuals, aspects such as getting a degree, a job and getting married.

It is believed that many Americans can and should aspire to this standard. This sequence of events is so synonymous with American culture that people may feel like a failure if they fail to achieve elements of it. Therefore, in contemporary society this dream feels just that, simply a dream.

This article could be used within the Crime and Deviance unit,Theory and Methods, as well as Global Development.

Sarah Best

Sarah is a passionate full-time Head of Sociology and Psychology and has worked in a variety in schools in the UK, and she is currently working in a British international school. She is keen to develop and boost the profile of both subjects.

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