Problem

Anomie

Nature:
Anomie is a societal condition resulting from the disintegration of a commonly accepted normative code. In the 1950s and 1960s it came to describe a concept akin to alienation, one where an individual had lost his traditional moorings and was prone to disorientation or psychic disorder.
Background:
The term comes from the Greek meaning, literally, without law, and was resurrected by the French sociologist Emile Durkheim.
Aggravated By:
Collapse of common values
Problem Type:
F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update
08.02.1997 – 00:00 CET