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Introduction

Classical sociologists have written much about alienation, anomie, self-estrangement and exploitation (by the self and others). Simmelʼs (1908) essay ʻThe Strangerʼ, Schuetzʼs (1943) essay of the same title and the works of Park (1928) and Stonequist (1937) on the marginal man portray the inner turmoil of a stranger in a foreign land with an understanding, sympathy and imagination that is not often seen in sociological works.