Anomie is a term associated with the sociologist Emile Durkheim. According to Durkheim, modern experience is an experience in a world that has been emptied of binding norms and laws. This shaky world can no longer provide a protective framework and guide essential to social interaction. In an unstable world, human happiness, which is the fruit of the match between individual aspirations and social structure, is no longer possible.
Additional article summaries by Emile Durkheim:Emile Durkheim - The Rules of Sociological Method
Emile Durkheim - Suicide
"The Genesis of the Notion of the Totemic Principle or Mana" – summary and review" - part 1 -2 -3
What is a Social Fact?
Division of Labor in Society
Elementary Forms of Religious Life
Types of Suicide according to Emile Durkheim
Definition of social facts
On Morality and Society