anomie


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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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Religion can serve both to construct an original space within the general anomie of those who are excluded, and to establish an effective mechanism of protest, capable of setting up a process of negotiation with the established political powers.
There is little chance for anomie or doubt about community standards.
0 or higher on both American Indian and Anglo identification); and (d) anomie identification (mean scores lower than 3.
What a great opportunity it would be for younger American priests, some plagued by anomie and a feeling of floundering aimlessness, to really make a difference.
The Sociology of Deviance" is an exemplary work of impressively accessible scholarship organized and presented in three major section: Background (The Nature of Deviance; Studying Deviance); Theories (An Overview of and Introduction to Sociological Theories of Deviance; Anomie and Structural Theories Extended--Strain Theories; Control Theories; Societal Reaction and Other Social Processes Theories; Conflict and Feminist Theories); Substantive Areas (Suicide; Criminal Behaviors; Addictions and the Use and Abuse of Substances; Sexual Behaviors and Differences; Elite and Power Deviance).
Anomie, a malfunctioning society and disassociation of morally, cultural and communally defined aspirations and goals generate anti-social behavior.
Summary: The world, it seems, is in the grip of geopolitical anomie.
Yet many of America's national anxieties arise directly from the anomie that assails the spirit at the local level and from the systems of world politics and economics on which America's security and prosperity depend.
Drawing on Freudian and Marxist theories of alienation, psychoanalytical theories of the self, sociological investigations of mass anomie, postcolonial findings on the subaltern, film theory, ethnic and diaspora studies of minorities and the transnational, and translation and bilingual research, this volume explores a wide range of filmic, written, and other texts in order to explore the concept of "alienglish" among Eastern diasporic speakers of English as a second language.
PICTURE: The New York Times Inside the lives and minds of a nation: Russia has one of the highest rates of anomie in the world, even when compared to other post-Soviet states and developing countries.
When a 42 year-old regime ends as a result of a violent revolution, anomie is inescapable.
Brussels, Shawwal 24, 1433, Sep 11, 2012, SPA -- The Saudi Ambassador to Belgium and the European Union Faisal bin Hasan Tirad met here today with Belgian Minister of Justice Anomie Tortlbaum.
It was more than 11 years until he resurfaced from the Welsh countryside with the album Anomie & Bonhomie and a further seven before he released 2006's acclaimed and Mercury Music Prize shortlisted White Bread Black Beer - which saw him perform his first shows in more than 20 years.
Today the problem has been reversed: We are integral participants in a society that suffers from the anomie of its own materialism.