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    Social Anomie

    Introduction This essay is going to discuss the anomie theory by trying to define it. It will then look at Durkheim’s and Merton’s view of anomie and the difference between the two. It will look at culturally defined goals and the generally acceptable modes of achieving these goals and the creation of Merton’s typology of […] More

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    Social Anomie in South Africa

    Rapid modernization often produces major social change in society. Rapid social change enforces innumerable impacts on society and the individual. In the process of modernization, societies absorb the changes that come with new and shed away the old ways. Problem occurs when adaptation to change is difficult. Greater differentiation in social ranks results in the […] More