A death in our street

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Abstract

How do neighbours relate to the dying, and what effect does a death have on a neighbourhood? After briefly reviewing related literature, the article explores the concepts of reciprocity and solidarity, using the recent work of Michael Young to highlight limitations in the work of Philip Abrams. The potential of suffering to generate neighbourhood solidarity in an increasingly affluent and private society is considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)119-124
Number of pages6
JournalHealth and Place
Volume5
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1999

Keywords

  • Cohesion
  • Death
  • Neighbours
  • Reciprocity
  • Solidarity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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