(noun) The estrangement of individuals from themselves and others; a feeling of normlessness and powerlessness caused by separation and isolation from an individual’s sense of self, society, and work.
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- Plural: alienations
How to Cite the Definition of Alienation
ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “alienation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved January 19, 2019 (http://sociologydictionary.org/alienation/).
APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)
alienation. (2013). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from http://sociologydictionary.org/alienation/
Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)
Bell, Kenton, ed. 2013. “alienation.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed January 19, 2019. http://sociologydictionary.org/alienation/.
MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)
“alienation.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2013. Web. 19 Jan. 2019. <http://sociologydictionary.org/alienation/>.