alienation

alienation

[eyl-yuh-ney-shuhn, ey-lee-uh-]
alienation, in property laws: see tenure.
Alienation may refer to:

  • Alienation (property law), the legal transfer of title of ownership to another party
  • "Alienation", the medical term for splitting apart of the faculties of the mind
  • Social alienation, the individual subject's estrangement from its community, society, or world
  • Marx's theory of alienation, the separation of things that naturally belong together, or antagonism between things that are properly in harmony
  • Alienation effect, a theatrical and cinematic device by which the audience is "alienated" from a play or film

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