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A reassessment of the sociability of long term skid row residents: A social network approach.
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  • Carl Cohen
  • Jay Sokolovsky
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Jay Sokolovsky

Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1981
Date Issued
January 1981
Date Available
June 2014
Abstract
Despite more than one hundred and fifty empirical studies completed on the subject of skid row, no issue remains so completely muddled than that of the sociability of skid row men. Utilizing network analysis techniques developed in previous work with inner-city populations, the authors interviewed 48 elderly residents of the Bowery. The data dispelled the notion that skid rowers are completely isolated, incapable of intimacy and complex social formation, and unable to enlist the support of their compeers in response to deteriorating health. Nonetheless, as contrasted with other urban populations, they had markedly constricted social worlds. A reinterpretation of the literature is proffered based on these findings.
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Abstract only. Full-text article is available through licensed access provided by the publisher. Published in Social Networks, 3, 93-105. doi.org/10.1016/0378-8733(81)90008-3. Members of the USF System may access the full-text of the article through the authenticated link provided.
Language
en_US
Publisher
Elsevier
Creative Commons License
Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Citation Information
Cohen, C.I. & Sokolovsky, J. (1981). A reassessment of the sociability of long term skid row residents: A social network approach. Social Networks, 3, 93-105. doi.org/10.1016/0378-8733(81)90008-3