anomy


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personal state of isolation and anxiety resulting from a lack of social control and regulation

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lack of moral standards in a society

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The general anomy makes himself to build his own universe (the family), which excludes all critics.
The absence of a coherent mass mobilization scheme in Soyinka's Season of Anomy, diminishes its strength as a socialist novel.
Tariek' is closely related to 'deurmekaar' [crazy, confused, silly] and consequently-also connotes being mixed up and in a state of anomy.
In his Season of Anomy (1973), Ofeyi falls short of the positive radical motivator of social change that she appears to be.
They refer to anomy, delinquency and deviance (Malewska and Gachon, 1988), to educational problems (Pierre-Jacques, 1982, 1986), to an identity crisis linked to a cultural crisis (Malewska-Peyre, 1985; Yahyaoui, 1989; Camilleri, 1990), and to a "dual belonging" to disjointed and supposedly opposed value systems (Dinello, 1985; Pierre-Jacques, 1985; Beauchesne, 1989), a situation which would explain the encountered problems of maladjustment.