voluntary alienation

voluntary alienation

A transfer of real property through one's intentional actions. Contrast with involuntary alienation, such as a foreclosure.

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The Soviet people were subjected to abrupt, forced alienation, while we are now in a slow process of voluntary alienation.
As recently as 1989, Clinton Sanders could write in Customizing the Body that "the tattoo continues to be seen as an indication of the bearer's voluntary alienation from mainstream norms and social networks" (41).

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