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'Adrift in Lonely Crowds:' Postwar analysts worried about the social alienation and conformity of suburban living
'Adrift in Lonely Crowds:' Postwar analysts worried about the social alienation and conformity of suburban living

Source: David Shankbone

'Alienation' today? the Tea Party movement
'Alienation' today? the Tea Party movement

Source: Public Domain

'The Affluent Society:' Postwar analysts worried about the social alienation and conformity of suburban living
'The Affluent Society:' Postwar analysts worried about the social alienation and conformity of suburban living

Source: Marco Calderon

Comments: Copyright 2010 Marco Calderon. All rights reserved.

A couple expresses excitement after buying iPhones upon their release in June 2007
A couple expresses excitement after buying iPhones upon their release in June 2007

Source: 1DmkIIN

A movie poster from the emblematic youth film of the early postwar period, James Dean's Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
A movie poster from the emblematic youth film of the early postwar period, James Dean's Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Source: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc./Wikipedia

A punch card: a postwar symbol of people's reduction to automatons
A punch card: a postwar symbol of people's reduction to automatons

Source: Public Domain

A screen shot from James Dean's Rebel Without a Cause (1955)
A screen shot from James Dean's Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Source: Wikimedia Commons

An automobile factory: fears that the repetitive assembly line produced alienation in workers
An automobile factory: fears that the repetitive assembly line produced alienation in workers

Source: Brian Snelson

Betty Friedan, author of 'The Feminine Mystique'
Betty Friedan, author of 'The Feminine Mystique'

Source: Public Domain

Consumer choice at a suburban shopping center
Consumer choice at a suburban shopping center

Source: Marco Calderon

Comments: Copyright 2010 Marco Calderon. All rights reserved.

Cubicles: alienation for the professional classes
Cubicles: alienation for the professional classes

Source: CubeSpace/Asa Wilson

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

Source: Elaine Chan and Priscilla Chan

Facebook: Why we aren't 'alienated' anymore?
Facebook: Why we aren't 'alienated' anymore?

Source: Facebook

G.W.F. Hegel (1770-1831), who first put forth the concept of alienation as a formal philosophical proposition
G.W.F. Hegel (1770-1831), who first put forth the concept of alienation as a formal philosophical proposition

Source: Public Domain

J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye (1951)
J. D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye (1951)
J.D. Salinger (1919-2010), author of 'The Catcher in the Rye' (1951)
J.D. Salinger (1919-2010), author of 'The Catcher in the Rye' (1951)

Source: Maurey Garber

Karl Marx (1818-1883), who applied the term 'alienation' to the separation of the worker from the work process in the development of capitalism
Karl Marx (1818-1883), who applied the term 'alienation' to the separation of the worker from the work process in the development of capitalism

Source: Public Domain

Keeping in touch in a shopping mall
Keeping in touch in a shopping mall

Source: Marco Calderon

Comments: Copyright 2010 Marco Calderon. All rights reserved.

Mario Savio at the University of California Berkeley in 1966
Mario Savio at the University of California Berkeley in 1966

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Shopping for a new iPod touch
Shopping for a new iPod touch

Source: Marco Calderon

Comments: Copyright 2010 Marco Calderon. All rights reserved.

Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) at a suburban dealer
Sport utility vehicles (SUVs) at a suburban dealer

Source: Marco Calderon

Comments: Copyright 2010 Marco Calderon. All rights reserved.

Staying connected in the age of social media
Staying connected in the age of social media

Source: Marco Calderon

Comments: Copyright 2010 Marco Calderon. Used by permission.

Texting outside an Apple Retail Store
Texting outside an Apple Retail Store

Source: Marco Calderon

Comments: Copyright 2010 Marco Calderon. All rights reserved.

The cover of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique (1963)
The cover of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique (1963)

Source: Wikimedia Commons

Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber, recently described by Bill Clinton as 'deeply alienated and disconnected'
Timothy McVeigh, the Oklahoma City bomber, recently described by Bill Clinton as 'deeply alienated and disconnected'

Source: Olaf Growald

Two women sending text messages on their cell phones in a coffee shop at the California State University, Fullerton.
Two women sending text messages on their cell phones in a coffee shop at the California State University, Fullerton.

Source: Paul Martin Lester

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who on Christmas 2009 tried to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner with plastic explosives in his underwear
Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, who on Christmas 2009 tried to blow up a Detroit-bound airliner with plastic explosives in his underwear

Source: Public Domain