Everyday HybridityDr Paul O'Connor
"Energies that were formally controlled by custom and tradition are released. The individual is free for new adventures, but he is more or less without direction and control."
Robert E Park “Human Migration and the Marginal Man” 
It is remarkable to think that Park wrote these words 84 years ago. They still hold such currency and they could easily have been written in the latest Zygmunt Bauman, or an editorial in a broadsheet.
"Having no permanent bonds, the denizen of our liquid modern society must tie whatever bonds they can to engage with others, using their own wits, skill and dedication. But none of these bonds are guaranteed to last. Moreover, they must be tied loosely so that they can be untied again, quickly and as effortlessly as possible, when circumstances change — as they surely will in our liquid modern society, over and over again."