Anomie

Discipline: Sociology

Characteristic of modern society described by French sociologist Emile Durkheim (1858-1917).

In modern societies, an absence of effective moral or cultural rules and restraints to individual wills leads to both social and individual breakdown, since frameworks are necessary for stable social life.

Source:
Emile Durkheim, Suicide (trans. Glencoe, Illinois, 1957)

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