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anomic

/ano·mic/ (ah-no´mik) lacking a name.

anomic

Amnestic aphasia Neurology Loss of the ability to name objects

anomie

, anomy (an′ŏ-mē) [Fr. from Gr. anomia, lawlessness]
A term coined by the French sociologist Emile Durkheim (1858–1917) to indicate a condition similar to alienation. The individual feels there has been a disintegration of his or her norms and values. Durkheim felt such individuals were prone to take their lives because of the anxiety, isolation, and alienation that they experience.
anomic (ă-nom′ik, ă-nō′mik), adjective
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The criminal's exoneration from responsibility for reasons such as the evil that inhabits him or her, the lack of conscience in his or her actions, or the extreme situation of the society in which he or she lives, as well as the success of the justification of the executioner, (5) for example, allow us to note the consolidation of a new literary genre which I insist upon denominating the crime novel, as opposed to noir or detective novel, for its evident emphasis on this anomic situation in lieu of other elements, such as the detective or the investigation.
Consequently, according to Merton, when culturally accepted goals are blocked or difficult to attain by legitimate means, societies experience anomic strain and a resulting increased rate in the use of illegitimate means to achieve prescribed goals.
The inverse of this group is cluster 3, representing 14 percent of the studied population, which typically has law-and-order, xenophobic, and conservative attitudes and is anomic, and thus may be considered to be certainly antisemitic.
Given fictional circumstances that allow for the anomic possibility of doing "anything," then, generic expectations of "success" for a single protagonist seem comparatively trite, deserving the derision that Himes's novels frequently reserve for the earnestly ambitious; furthermore, with their ubiquitous funerals the Harlem Domestic novels express lives collectively reduced, finally, to doing only one thing--making graves--without offering potentially successful alternatives for them.
And because free will of the relevant sort, namely Libertarian free will, is by definition anomic, the laws .
14) On the second scale, that of moral regulation, lays the other two forms of suicide, the first of which is anomic suicide, located on the low end.
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A huge number of self-help books, assuming the basically anomic character of modern life, focus on problems in conversation, especially between genders.
The collapse of the country's asset bubble had shattered the sense of community, family, and security--pillars of Japanese identity--leaving behind the anomic society that created, then discarded, Murakami's characters.
These individuals are ultimately driven by pure malice: they are anomic thugs who cherish destroying--lives, careers, businesses, the "establishment," society.
In anomic suicide, society's influence is lacking in the basically individual passions, thus leaving them without a check-rein.