Alienation, Community, and Work

Synopsis

In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in alienation by writers throughout the world. At least in the economically advanced nations, one reason for the rediscovery of alienation is the need for a term to denote the relatively new phenomenon of dissatisfaction in the midst of material prosperity and political freedom. The contributors to this volume collectively seek a concept of alienation that will be a useful tool in social diagnosis--a key to identifying causes of undesirable social conditions. The result is a collection of essays in policy-oriented social theory, keyed to problems of modern life at the end of the twentieth century, and written from richly diverse cultural, political, and philosophical backgrounds.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Laslo Sekelj
  • Menachem Rosner
  • Lars Erik Karlsson
  • Uriel Leviatan
  • Judith Buber Agassi
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1991