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Anomie

Anomie is the Durkheim’s term for the loss of direction felt in a society when social control of individual behavior has become ineffective.


Anomie is the term introduced by the French nineteenth-century sociologist Emile Durkheim to describe a condition of society where SOCIAL NORMS are breaking down and people may become confused both about their place in that society and about their sense of identity in general.

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