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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This paper aims to answer this question using the concept of communicational anomy, as it seems that these radios stations emerged in response to to a tension between some dominant culture's values which were socially desirable and the normalized means to reach them.
It is a technological and statistical gouvernementalite, which according to Giorgio Agamben, introduced "an empty space of law", a zone of anomy where all legal determinations are permanently on hold, a zone where "the very distinction between public and private is disabled" (Agamben, 2003, p.
The contradiction and, at the same time, the needed coexistence between law and anomy are presented, showing the state of emergency constitutes the so called rule of Law.
Urban migration leads to creation or expansion of slums, followed by poverty, anomy and lawlessness.
This may not be apparent in such statements as "anomy is the contradiction of all morality" (Durkheim 1933, 431), "crime is a symptom of social disorganization" (Sutherland and Cressey 1960, 23), or delinquency is an expression of "unsocialized aggression" (Jenkins and Hewitt 1944).
In fact, the crowd is here seen as a social structure able to compensate the experience of anomy (p.
The same goes for every attempt to think anomy: it becomes accessible only through the exhibition and the deposition of the anomy that law has captured within itself in the state of exception.
Carranza, "Geochemical anomy and mineral prospectivity mapping in GIS," in Handbook of Exploration and Environmental Geochemistry, vol.
It can also result in an anomy and withdrawal from the representative and electoral democracy.
Soyinka was outraged when he learned that the American edition of his novel Seasons of Anomy (1974) promised on its back cover a portrayal of "the clash between old values and new ways, between western methods and African traditions." This was not the point of the book at all, he said, and whoever wrote that blurb should be awarded "the overseas prize for illiteracy and mental conditioning." To forestall any misunderstandings, his preface to the verse drama Death and the King's Horseman (1975) states emphatically that "the Colonial Factor is an incident, a catalytic incident merely.
"(De)-Orientalising the Female Self: Selected Feminine Characterizations in Wole Soyinka's The Interpreters, Season of Anomy and Madmen and Specialists." World Literature Written in English, 36.2 (1997): 56-67.
It is at this stage that Things Fall Apart and The Interpreters, works of the high mimetic mode which bear marked relationship to the second mode, seems helpless in the face of this mode's journey from inclarity to universality as we can see in such works as Soyinka's Season of Anomy, Achebe's Anthills of the Savannah, No Longer at Ease, and many of their likes, all represent Nigeria's contemporary works of the fourth and fifth mimetic modes.
Ashis Nandy, India's eminent sociologist emphasizes that when place-based identity is disrupted by dramatically changed lifestyles, normative systems of communities can collapse so that social flux and anomy prevail.
Gaining (or regaining in some cases) or reinforcing national identity in terms of culture and history can be a solution forward to escape from the generalized state of anomy that some societies suffer from, especially in Central and Eastern Europe.