Klinenberg and Eitzen

Klinenberg and Eitzen - E KlinenbergDying Alone The Social...

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E. Klinenberg—“Dying Alone: The Social Production if Urban Isolation” What accounts for social production of isolation? Or what social conditions produce isolation? Lack social ties, living alone, limited social contacts, What are social and psychological processes of aging alone? High value of independence –at what cost? Process of dying is Collective/ tied to social bonds among the living. Dying in isolation for urban elderly linked to changing demography and ecology of a city 4 social conditions 1. Aging of urban population (African American, Asian and Latino populations living in poverty with attendant health risks) 2. Fear of crime stemming from violence (lead retreat from public life and creation of urban burrows) 3. Degradation of public space in urban areas (public housing) hyper-ghettos 4. Transformations in public social support services (health care, housing, home energy subsidies)—under-service Aged in place while community changes Decline of intergenerational supports (exodus of young and able from city core)
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2011 for the course SOCI 101 taught by Professor Rosenblaum during the Fall '08 term at George Mason.

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Klinenberg and Eitzen - E KlinenbergDying Alone The Social...

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