An American man’s sense of alienation, according to a sociology professor, is a phenomenon that has nothing to do with religion or the Bible.
The professor, who has taught at Duke University for decades, said in an interview with the Post that alienation, like any other feeling, can be explained by “ideological beliefs.”
The professor added that many Americans are “living with the result of a lack of self-esteem.”
“They feel that they don’t belong, that they are inferior, that the world is against them,” he said.
“The result is that they feel isolated, and they feel lonely.”
“This is the classic alienation thesis,” said the professor, professor of sociology at Duke.
“It says that our experience of alienation has a biological basis.”
The theory has been widely cited as a means of explaining why many American men feel alienated.
A 2014 poll found that a large majority of men believe their sense of loneliness is caused by lack of communication with other people and by being rejected by the world.
“If a man feels isolated and feels like he doesn’t belong to the world, he’s not alone,” said Richard Cohen, a professor of sociological analysis at Duke, who wrote a book about alienation and a forthcoming book on the subject.
“And loneliness is a consequence of that.
If a man’s loneliness is the result, it’s because of lack of connection.”
The sociology professor added, however, that there are other factors at play, including the fact that many people in the United States do not have an interest in social interaction.
He explained that many men in the West feel alienated because they don: feel disconnected from the outside world; are unable to relate to others; have limited opportunities to interact with people; and are not allowed to have social connections.
“There are a lot of people who have a lot to lose,” he explained.
“They’re going to lose the opportunity to make friends, to socialize, to get along, and to be connected with the world.”
Duke professor of psychology said alienation is “an existential problem.”
“You don’t want to be isolated, but you don’t feel that you belong, Cohen said.”
So there is this kind of isolation, and it can be a very bad place to be,” he added.