A death in our street

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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
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1999


  • 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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