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
  • Parental alienation or parental alienation syndrome, hostility between a child and its parent

Famous quotes containing the word alienation:

    There is only one way left to escape the alienation of present day society: to retreat ahead of it.
    Roland Barthes (1915–1980)

    Anthropology has always struggled with an intense, fascinated repulsion towards its subject.... [The anthropologist] submits himself to the exotic to confirm his own inner alienation as an urban intellectual.
    Susan Sontag (b. 1933)