Old People, New Lives: Community Creation in a Retirement Residence
"An American anthropologist, Jennie Keith . . . went to live for twelve months in a French housing scheme for retired people and as a participant observer conducted a study in community creation. This book, in which she describes and analyses her experience, is a delight. It is scholarly and draws on a wide range of studies of similar residences and other collectives; it is also vivid, funny, sad and entertaining."—Marie Borland, British Journal of Social Work
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Page 199 - Urbanism As a Way of Life," American Journal of Sociology, 44 (July, 1938), pp.
Page 199 - London, see Michael Young and Peter Willmott, Family and Kinship in East London (Harmondsworth, England: Penguin Books, 262 1957], pp. 159-60. See also the review article by Marcus Felson, "The Differentiation of Material Life Styles: 1925-1966," Social Indicators Research 3 (1976): 397-421.