Thanks to the early experience of the anomie, the orphan lives an initial condition of ' the chosen one'. The journey in quest of a family and a 'name' becomes an initiation into autonomy that is the acquisition of a defined and autonomous self rooted in a family history. A sort of conquest/construction of a family tree that is an important background in order to reach the autonomy phase, which is obtained at the end of the initiation path. From a social point of view, the orphan turns into an historical individual representing the archetypical emblem of the industrial society at all times: the self-made man. The only locus possible for a transformation like that is the city. The city that was the cradle of the new “Economic Man” generated from the industrial revolution is the symbolic city of London.

Rémi and David from anomie to autonomy. The archetypal orphan in the process of self-development

PETRILLO, Maria Giovanna
2012

Abstract

Thanks to the early experience of the anomie, the orphan lives an initial condition of ' the chosen one'. The journey in quest of a family and a 'name' becomes an initiation into autonomy that is the acquisition of a defined and autonomous self rooted in a family history. A sort of conquest/construction of a family tree that is an important background in order to reach the autonomy phase, which is obtained at the end of the initiation path. From a social point of view, the orphan turns into an historical individual representing the archetypical emblem of the industrial society at all times: the self-made man. The only locus possible for a transformation like that is the city. The city that was the cradle of the new “Economic Man” generated from the industrial revolution is the symbolic city of London.
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