Kalekin-Fishman - Designs for alienation

Nimeke: Designs for Alienation: Exploring Diverse Realities

Toimittanut: Devorah Kalekin-Fishman

ISBN: 951-39-0199-8

Julkaisija: University of Jyväskylä

Julkaistu: 1998



Centering on studies of alienation in varieties of institutional milieus as well as on current theoretical debates, this volume speaks to how social institutions concretely frame and foster alienation, legitimating the creation of "others", who are disempowered, manipulated, and marginalized. Among the writers are researchers from Brazil and Canada, from Finland and Sweden, from Siberia, Eastern Europe, the Near East, as well as from the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Thus, the book presents a 'panoramic' view of how alienation is brought about in different cultures, including the cultures which are generated by computers.

The book is relevant to the interests of those involved in the social sciences in the widest sense: different branches of sociology (family, education, religion, gender, organizations), political science, anthropology, and social work. It is relevant to psychologists because it deals with topics that touch on problems of identity formation. The material is relevant to the interests of cultural anthropologists and to those of the extensive network of researchers involved in cultural studies - scholars whose footing derives from literature, language, art, and communications. Exploring practical and theoretical implications of alienation, this book will be a welcome aid to the formal and informal study of social problems.