Concepts Of The Anomie Theory

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Theoretical framework Anomie Theory For the purpose of the study, anomie and planned behaviour theory have been applied since they bear relevant to the analysis of impact of solid waste on environment and health. The French sociologist Emile Durkheim introduced the term “Anomie” in his study of suicide (1897). He has also borrowed the word from the French philosopher Jean- Marie Guyau. According to Emile Durkheim, anomie is an absence of social values and norms. The anomie theory explains various forms of deviance. It is also called strain theory. When a social structure or system is in the state of abnormal or deviant, the common values, norms and meanings are no longer understood or accepted, and the new values, norms and meanings have not emerged or developed. According to Emile Durkheim, social facts are the subject issues of sociology. It is also defined as the patterns of behaviour that are capable of exercising some power upon individuals. The social facts guide and control conducts external to the individual in the form of norms, folkways and mores. Emile…show more content…
Infections giving rise to cough, cold, fever and skin allergies are found to be common among the majority of the women and children of those living near the dumpsite. River bank, nearness of pond, village panchayats roads and waste land of the village are used as dumpsite. The adverse effects on the health of the families due to the contaminated drinking water sources, smog and pollution resulting from burning of waste, breeding of flies, insects and rodents because of unscientific and improper dumping of household solid waste with little medical facility and less health insurance coverage emphasizes on the requirement of the local bodies and the government to bring about stringent measures to enforce proper waste collection and service using the modern technology for proper household waste
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