anomie

Definitions

Media Studies

  • noun the state in which there are either insufficient social norms governing behaviour in a particular society or for a particular individual or far too many, which is therefore confusing. This state is blamed for social breakdown and general malaise, and is believed by some to make people more susceptible to the effects of mass media.

Medical

  • noun a psychological condition in which a person develops the feeling of not being part of the everyday world, and behaves as though they do not have any supporting social or moral framework
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