Posted by Saunter on July 11, 2003
Is there a phrase for the effect on individuals of our time, where standards, morals, and customs have been shifting so quickly? The sense of dislocation that older or middle-age people can feel, and the perplexity that younger people may feel in the general circumstance. There is the word "anomie" for a lack of morals or of standards of social conduct. But I'm grasping for a phrase, and maybe particularly for one that relates to effects, rather than the social condition itself.