The term “anomie” describes the feeling of alienation that a person would experience as a result of weakened social bonds. Some sociologists worry that more people in our society are becoming alienated. Think of an activity that you participate in that uses modern technology. Is this activity something that you can do alone? Has this always been a “solo” activity, or has it changed over time? Can you think of other activities that used to require interaction that can be done alone now?

The term “anomie” describes the feeling of alienation that a person would experience as a result of weakened social bonds. Some sociologists worry that more people in our society are becoming alienated. Think of an activity that you participate in that uses modern technology. Is this activity something that you can do alone? Has this always been a “solo” activity, or has it changed over time? Can you think of other activities that used to require interaction that can be done alone now?