disruption or breakdown of the structure of social relations and values resulting in the loss of social controls over individual and group behavior, the development of social isolation and conflict, and a sense of estrangement or alienation from the mainstream of one's culture; the condition or state of anomie.
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How to use social disorganization in a sentence
Pay them anything that is necessary, in order to avoid civil war and social disorganization!The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society | Upton Sinclair
But Freemasonry, as the world knows, has been the principal cause of the social disorganization of the Philippines.The Friars in the Philippines | Ambrose Coleman
Disorganization: accelerated mobility, unrest, disease, and crime as manifestations and measures of social disorganization.Introduction to the Science of Sociology | Robert E. Park
We are at present in an extraordinary state of social disorganization.
Lawless license, flaunting vice, and social disorganization made its early life as a State, one mad chaos.The Little Lady of Lagunitas | Richard Henry Savage