Alienation

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Alienation may refer to:

  • Alienation (property law), the legal transfer of title of ownership to another party
  • Alienation effect, an audience's inability to identify with a character in a performance, as an intended consequence of the actor's interpretation of the script
  • Alienation of affection(s), a legal term whereby a third-party is blamed for the breakdown of a personal relationship
  • Marx's theory of alienation, the separation of things that naturally belong together, or antagonism between those who are properly in harmony
  • Parental alienation, psychological alienation of a child from a parent, especially after divorce, such that the child acts with unwarranted hostility toward the parent
  • Parental alienation syndrome, a term sometimes used to describe behaviors shown by children who have allegedly been psychologically manipulated into rejecting a parent
  • Social alienation, an individual's estrangement from his community, society, or world
  • Alienation (video game), a 2016 PlayStation 4 video game

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