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Extreme, obsessive, and ongoing parental alienation can cause terrible psychological damage to children extending well into adulthood. Parental Alienation focuses on the alienating parent's behavior as opposed to the alienated parent's and alienated children's conditions." (PAS Website, 2009)
There are stated to be seven specific stages of grief experienced in the Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS) Grief Model. Those seven stages are as follows:

Here is the grief model called "The 7 Stages of Grief":

1. SHOCK & DENIAL- You will probably react to learning of the loss with numbed disbelief. You may deny the reality of the loss at some level, in order to avoid the pain. Shock provides emotional protection from being overwhelmed all at once. This may last for weeks.

2. PAIN & GUILT- as the shock wears off, it is replaced with the suffering of unbelievable pain. Although excruciating and almost unbearable, it is important that you experience the pain….

Application of the PAS to the myriad cases that include some rejection of a parent by a child involves the eye of the beholder" (Grief, 1997, p. 134). When the rejection of a parent by a child is taken to the extremes that are characteristic of parental alienation syndrome, though, the outcomes will inevitably be harmful for both the targeted parent as well as the children involved and these issues form the purpose of the study proposed herein which is discussed further below.
Purpose of Study

The overall purpose of the study proposed herein is to provide a systemic analysis of the current dynamics of divorces in South Africa and how these affect the children of these failed marriages. This social issues is especially well suited for analysis from a systemic perspective because this analytical approach is designed to examine the operational dynamics of the social and structural dimensions of society….

Human Alienation
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Human Alienation
All human beings at one time or another feel alienated, isolated from the rest of the world, totally alone and misunderstood. Young children feel that way often, as they realize that their parents, loving as they are, enjoy certain privileges and rights that young people do not. Moreover, no child has been spared completely from peer-induced isolation, for no matter how popular or likable, each child will feel like an outsider when thrust into a new social group. However, nothing could imply total human isolation and separateness than for a man to be miraculously transformed into a giant insect, forever removed from his human brethren through his very DNA. Becoming a non-human creature becomes the ultimate symbol of human alienation in Franz Kafka's novella The Metamorphosis. Kafka's novella deftly describes the nature of human isolation: its causes and its ill effects. Gregor Samsa's physical condition is one of the….

A boy needs a strong father if he is to grow up as a strong, good man. There are so many lessons I need to teach him and I am being denied the opportunity to do so. Instead of helping him fulfill his best potential, I am forced to sit here, unable to do anything, completely without recourse.
A used to think that divorce and separation from one's child was something that happened to other people. I would hear stories about their pain and for some reason it simply never hit home. But the pain of parental alienation is real - a growing body of evidence shows that it can lead to lost productivity, depression and suicide. The toll it takes on my son must also be enormous. I can only imagine how he must feel. It takes a lot of courage for me to put this experience aside. I….

(O'Hagan, 1999, p. 113)
Marx' Alienation Applied to Project:

Marx conceived of and in many ways developed a blueprint for collectivism. The individual would transcend alienation in an environment where he did not have to possess goods, as everything he needed was provided for him and his work was a demonstrative example of making sure this was so. Marx project therefore became the development of communism, and later the transitional socialism, that was conceived to create in individuals the desire to work for a collective, rather than for cash or possessions. Self-interest was to be left aside, and be replaced by collective interest and social and political health. To build such a place revolution was necessary, and would to Marx become the leveling of the people. The ruling class and the ownership class would step away from or be forced from their pulpits and the people would develop state owned collectives….

Work Alienation
Alienation and Organization behavior

Objective viewpoint

Solutions to Alienation

esults and effectiveness of solutions

The management of the employment relationship has become an area of priority for the managers in organizations as companies and organizations strive to gain better output and productivity. This enhanced output and productivity is now focused on being obtained from increased engagement of the human resources in a company as organizations worldwide understand the need to maximize the potential of an organization's human resources to attain the goals and objectives.

This focus on the extreme utilization of the human resources often entails the situations where a limited workforce is stressed to perform as companies strive to gain maximum profits and often resort to downsizing of workforce. This stress and strain leaves a mental impact on some or a large section of the employees which results in negative mental environment at the workplace. This condition is often regarded as the alienation….

Sociology: Karl Marx's Theory Of Alienation
Sociological Theory: The Concept of Alienation

Alienation can be defined simply as the phenomenon whereby people feel like foreigners or aliens in the world or society in which they live (Marx, in Calhoun, 2012; University of California, San Diego, 2006). The concept of alienation is based on the ideology that people were living in harmony at some point in the past before something just happened, creating some form of enmity between humans and nature, and leaving them feeling like aliens in their own society. Karl Marx applied this concept of alienation to the theme of labor and work. He argued that under the capitalist system, which allows for private ownership of property, society is divided into two distinct classes -- the property-owners and those who do not own property and spend their lives working for the property-owners. Under the system, the workers get increasingly alienated from….

Capitalism creates alienation, claimed Marx more than a century ago. Since then, Marx's sociological theories have led to remarkable changes in the ways people think about labor, social hierarchies, and systems of power in social institutions. There is nowhere better to think critically about Marx's theories than through the lens of someone who works as a wage laborer for a capitalist enterprise: in my case, literally the Enterprise ent-A-Car company. My work at Enterprise has been fruitful and rewarding in some ways, but mainly I need the job in order to pay the bills. The work is not deeply fulfilling on any level. Therefore, I can easily see how a person who views this job as their career might become alienated from themselves on a psychological level, by failing to fulfill deeper desires and dreams. Marx did not care as much about humanistic hierarchies of needs as he did for….

Marx's Philosophy On Labor And Alienation
Marxist philosophy against capitalism and its proponent variables towards communism is faulted in its inherent arguments regarding labor, the worker, and society. In this argument, a worker's humanity gradually decreases in reverse proportion to the amount of capital garnered. Thus there is alienation between the laborer and the production of said labor, a spiritual failing in and of itself. Capitalism becomes a system of dehumanization, whereas the author moves toward a more "humanistic" outlook, one that borders on the ideas of communism. There are, however, flaws to this, as the arguments that attempt to take on a less capitalistic viewpoint provides an argument for said capitalism.

Labor and Human Existence

Labor is diversified into two categories with relation to human existence: (1) labor in which one produces less and thus the laborer becomes a higher commodity; (2) labor in which one produces more and therefore sells more,….

Strong welfare states protect workers against economic vulnerability through generous unemployment benefits and training programs" (Beckfield, 2006). The expansion of markets to the regional level from the national level-should increase income inequality as workers are exposed to the wage competition of a larger labor pool, but this effect may be dampened or even reversed at very high levels of regional economic integration, because those economies are stabilized by strong welfare states and corporatist institutions (Beckfield, 2006).
It appears that this phenomenon of income inequality has begun to level off in recent years. Firebaugh (2007) was among the first to note that income inequality for the world as a whole levelled off in the last decades of the 20th century, after rising for more than two centuries. While global income inequality is immense, it has continued to be fairly steady or has even declined somewhat in recent years. This is thought….


As novel progress, each one of the characters is used to show how these areas are defining who they are and the different ways they seeking out a sense of closeness. For instance, Nilgun is utilizing her leftist leaning views to alienate anyone around her (who is not of the same political percussion). On one of her return trips from the beech, she is met by a right wing extremist who likes her. During a conversation, he is looking out for her safety and tells her of a plot to harm her. She immediately calls him a fascist and is subsequently beaten by this person. The next morning, she does not feel well and decides to lie down. She becomes worse and dies from a cerebral hemorrhage. Her brothers do not know what to do and are in shock about these events. They subsequently disappear and cannot be seen by….

Alienation
In Stevie Smith's poem "Not aving but Drowning," a man drowns and no one helps him because they think he is just waving at them. He cries out for help, too, but "nobody heard him," (line 1). Because he loved to joke around, too, no one believed that his moaning meant anything. No one cares enough to take the man seriously. The poem is therefore as much a comment on the spectators as it is on the dead man. The narrator of the poem has a detached tone, and refers to the man not by name but as "poor chap." The detached narrator helps to promote the theme of alienation that is central to "Not aving but Drowning."

The act of drowning, and floating away at sea, is a symbol of alienation. By floating away by himself, the man makes himself a genuine island. He is cut off from land and….

Alienation in Kafka's "Metamorphosis"
Gregor Samsa, the protagonist of Franz Kafka's short story "The Metamorphosis," becomes increasingly alienated physically, economically, and emotionally from his surroundings over the course of the tale. But while Samsa's transformation into a gigantic insect is true on a literal level, it also comes to symbolize the deeper alienation that Gregor must have been experiencing, even before the metamorphosis took place. Gregor's transformation lays bare the hypocrisies of his society and family life.

When Gregor is transformed into a cockroach, he is unable to go to work or to feed himself. He is repulsive to others, and out of compassion he conceals himself from his sister Grete when she feeds him. Even his old, wholesome food is repulsive to him and he prefers rotten food. His old routine is destroyed, although he makes an effort to go to work. When later in the story he listens to his….

Alienation in A Rose for
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The image of the fog is significant because the protagonist is comparing himself to the fog in that he skirts along the outside of what is happening. If he is like fog, moving slowly and quietly, he does not have to become involved but can still see what is going on. hen he writes that there will be time to "prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet" (27), he is simply avoiding the issue by putting off the inevitable. The protagonist convinces himself that there will be time to do all that he wants to do, such as "murder and create" (28), and "drop a question on your plate" (30). Allan Burns suggests that the images are important to the reader in that they "underscore Prufrock's low self-esteem: he identifies with the lonely working class men" (Burns 47) and the image of his dead being chopped….

Alienation in Different orks of Literature
Alienation is a common theme in many works of literature -- in many genres, across many periods, and of many different forms. The idea that one individual cannot truly know or understand another, or that the rules of society necessarily force those that question those rules to somehow be outside of that society, has been around since the time of Homer and certain of his characters. It can also be seen in more modern works of poetry, short stories, and dramatic texts, from a variety of authors writing in different times and with very different perspectives.

illiam Blake's poem late eighteenth century poem "The Tyger" does not deal with humanity's alienation from itself, or individuals' alienation from each other, but rather addresses the alienation of humanity from the divine. Describing the tiger as "fearful" and asking what "distant deeps or skies" the tiger's maker could….

Title: School Dress Codes: A Comprehensive Analysis and Recommendations

Introduction:
In recent years, school dress codes have been the subject of much debate and controversy. Some argue that they are necessary to maintain a safe and orderly learning environment, while others believe that they are unduly restrictive and infringe upon students' rights to express themselves. This essay presents a comprehensive analysis of school dress codes, exploring their historical roots, research findings, and potential biases. Based on this analysis, specific recommendations are offered to improve the effectiveness and fairness of dress code policies.

The History of School Dress Codes:
The origins of school dress codes....

1. Analyze Ethan Frome as a tragic hero, considering his flaws and the events that ultimately lead to his downfall.
2. Discuss the theme of isolation in Ethan Frome, exploring how characters such as Ethan, Zeena, and Mattie experience loneliness and alienation.
3. Compare and contrast the contrasting settings of Starkfield and the Frome household to illustrate the stifling atmosphere that permeates the novel.
4. Explore the role of fate and destiny in Ethan Frome, considering how the characters' choices and actions are ultimately determined by external forces.
5. Examine the theme of duty and responsibility in the novel, focusing on how Ethan's sense....

Essay Topics on Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton

Theme of Isolation and Loneliness

The Psychological and Physical Isolation of Ethan Frome: Explore how Frome's isolated circumstances - living in a secluded farmhouse, working a monotonous job, and being trapped in a loveless marriage - contribute to his profound sense of loneliness and alienation.

The Role of Nature in Isolating and Uniting: Discuss the ways in which the harsh and unforgiving landscape of Starkfield both isolates the characters and becomes a point of connection between them, particularly through Frome and Mattie's shared experiences in nature.

Characterization and Relationships

Ethan Frome: A Tragic Figure:....

1. The theme of race and racism in "Desiree's Baby"
2. Gender roles and expectations in "Desiree's Baby"
3. The use of symbolism in "Desiree's Baby" to convey deeper themes
4. The role of societal expectations and pressures in shaping the characters' behaviors and decisions in "Desiree's Baby"
5. The significance of the setting, particularly the plantation, in "Desiree's Baby"
6. The portrayal of motherhood and family relationships in "Desiree's Baby"
7. The tragic element in the story and its impact on the characters
8. The use of irony in "Desiree's Baby" to highlight societal contradictions and hypocrisies
9. The role of love and betrayal in the story....

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Children

Parental Alienation Syndrome -- a

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Extreme, obsessive, and ongoing parental alienation can cause terrible psychological damage to children extending well into adulthood. Parental Alienation focuses on the alienating parent's behavior as opposed to…

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Children

Parental Alienation Syndrome A Systemic

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Application of the PAS to the myriad cases that include some rejection of a parent by a child involves the eye of the beholder" (Grief, 1997, p. 134).…

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Family and Marriage

Human Alienation

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Human Alienation All human beings at one time or another feel alienated, isolated from the rest of the world, totally alone and misunderstood. Young children feel that way often, as…

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Family and Marriage

Parental Alienation Has Had a

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A boy needs a strong father if he is to grow up as a strong, good man. There are so many lessons I need to teach him and…

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Sociology

Marx Rousseau Alienation Historically Speaking

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(O'Hagan, 1999, p. 113) Marx' Alienation Applied to Project: Marx conceived of and in many ways developed a blueprint for collectivism. The individual would transcend alienation in an environment where…

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Essay

Business - Management

Organizational Behaviors and Work Alienation

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Length: 5 Pages
Type: Essay

Work Alienation Alienation and Organization behavior Objective viewpoint Solutions to Alienation esults and effectiveness of solutions The management of the employment relationship has become an area of priority for the managers in organizations as…

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Sociology

Karl Marx's Theory of Alienation Sociology

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Sociology: Karl Marx's Theory Of Alienation Sociological Theory: The Concept of Alienation Alienation can be defined simply as the phenomenon whereby people feel like foreigners or aliens in the world or…

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Sociology - Theories

Marxism and the Four Types of Alienation

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Length: 3 Pages
Type: Essay

Capitalism creates alienation, claimed Marx more than a century ago. Since then, Marx's sociological theories have led to remarkable changes in the ways people think about labor, social hierarchies,…

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Black Studies - Philosophy

Marx's Philosophy on Labor and Alienation Marxist

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Marx's Philosophy On Labor And Alienation Marxist philosophy against capitalism and its proponent variables towards communism is faulted in its inherent arguments regarding labor, the worker, and society. In this…

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Economics

Marx's Theory of Alienation Has

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Length: 3 Pages
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Strong welfare states protect workers against economic vulnerability through generous unemployment benefits and training programs" (Beckfield, 2006). The expansion of markets to the regional level from the national…

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Urban Studies

Alienation in Many Novels There

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Length: 3 Pages
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As novel progress, each one of the characters is used to show how these areas are defining who they are and the different ways they seeking out a sense…

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Literature

Alienation in Not Wawing but Drowning

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Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Alienation In Stevie Smith's poem "Not aving but Drowning," a man drowns and no one helps him because they think he is just waving at them. He cries out for…

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Literature

Alienation in the Metamorphosis

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Length: 2 Pages
Type: Essay

Alienation in Kafka's "Metamorphosis" Gregor Samsa, the protagonist of Franz Kafka's short story "The Metamorphosis," becomes increasingly alienated physically, economically, and emotionally from his surroundings over the course of the…

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Literature

Alienation in A Rose for

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Length: 8 Pages
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The image of the fog is significant because the protagonist is comparing himself to the fog in that he skirts along the outside of what is happening. If…

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Literature

Alienation in Different Works of Literature Alienation

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Length: 2 Pages
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Alienation in Different orks of Literature Alienation is a common theme in many works of literature -- in many genres, across many periods, and of many different forms. The…

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