Prison schools as civil spheres, have the potential to combat the nihilistic, distancing anomic
culture of the prison (which is anti-restorative, and anti-democratic), because the educational conversation affords students opportunity for involvement in spheres of civility where mutual recognition, new identities and possibilities grounded in hope can prevail.
That is to say, it portrays an increasingly anomic
vision of local-level society.
The book tries to hagiographize Thomas, an anomic
writer of little renown, beforehand, into death's equivalent of Ring Lardner, the famed sportswriter, or H.
KM stages an encounter between two kinds of Tamils, the first belonging to an upwardly mobile Chennai family and the other to Sri Lanka's militant Tamil separatists, in a coming together that makes the militants less threatening to the former, and less anomic
in their anti-statist, territorial passions.
Nonetheless, the accompanying detailed discussions on violence in everyday life--as entertainment, or as anomic
expressions of humiliation or stress--communicates the author's grim impressions of our psychological selves.
The downside to this is that the new individualism has considerable anomic
104) Liu Kang's portrait of contemporary Chinese culture--fragmented, anomic
, acquisitive, increasingly individualised--thus represents an appropriate rendition of the diverse cultural palette that has emerged in response to the marketisation and globalisation of China's society.
This symptom is called "anomia" and it should not be confused with the syndrome of anomic
neighborhoods have widespread crime and disorder and disconnected, frustrated, and fearful residents, they depend on the police for help.
16) Basically, an overemphasis on structural goals, such as financial success and material desires, pave the way for anomic
conditions in society.
The erosion over recent decades of vital constitutional and juristic principles has brought us to an anomic
state in which the law has lost its intelligibility, certainty and predictability, where the executive government exercises legislative and quasi-judicial powers, the judiciary exercises policymaking powers, where rights effectively turn on opinions about a citizen's purposes, where the principles of impartial enforcement and equality before the law are undermined and where, in a variety of ways, the law is changed at the point of application.
Merton's typology of adaptations to anomic