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Neighbours The Work of Philip Abrams

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ISBN-10: 0521312965

ISBN-13: 9780521312967

Edition: 1986

Authors: Martin Bulmer

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Neighbours is a study in both sociology and social policy. We all have neighbours, yet what is their sociological significance? How do we get on with them? What relationships do we establish with them? What kinds of everyday contact, help and support do they give? Why is social distance and even conflict also characteristic of relations between neighbours? This book, which presents and extends the work of the distinguished sociologist Philip Abrams (d. 1981), is the first major study of neighbours in Britain since the 1960s. It makes an important contribution to urban sociological theory and to understanding actual patterns of neighbouring in widely different parts of England. Neighbourhood…    
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Book details

List price: $31.99
Copyright year: 1986
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 2/27/1986
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 302
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.67" tall
Weight: 0.990

Preface
Glossary: places studied which are referred to in the text
Introduction
Neighbours, neighbouring and neighbourhood care: the significance of the work of Philip Abrams
Informal Neighbouring
Defining the field
Making sense of neighbours and neighbouring
Neighbouring in six localities: the street studies
The sociology of informal neighbouring
Bridge
Altruism and reciprocity as sources of neighbouring and neighbourhood care
Organised Neighbourhood Care
Neighbourhood care as a form of organised care
Ten neighbourhood care schemes
Ventures in neighbourhood care: the perspectives of helpers and clients
Limitations of neighbourhood care
The relationship between formal and informal care
Conclusion
Neighbours and neighbourhood care: a forward look
Appendix
Bibliography
Index