The Lost Gemeinschaft: How People Working With The Elderly Explain Loneliness?

  • Increasing levels of loneliness among the elderly can be attributed to a lack of Gemeinschaft and the features of Gemeinschaft in contemporary society.
  • As a critical perspective of modern society coexists with a nostalgic yearning for the vanished communities of former civilizations, where residents find their staked-out position and sense of belonging, this explanatory pattern is a natural fit.

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