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Health Place. 1999 Mar;5(1):119-24.

A death in our street.

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Department of Sociology, University of Reading, Whiteknights, UK.


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.

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