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Erbjuder storstaden ett fritt liv?

Larsson, Ola (2003)
School of Social Work
Abstract
This essay tries to find out if the big city, the metropolis, can offer a free life for its inhabitants. The criteria for a free life are that you have individual freedom, tolerance, anonymity and heterogeneity. This means that the big city holds a diverse population with different life styles, views on life, attitudes and more. Do these heterogeneous consequences come from a tolerant atmosphere? Can you live a more anonymous life in the big city whatever lifestyle or background you have? Is there a certain tolerance, and personal freedom, for various expressions that can be linked to the big city’s atmosphere? Could there also be negative sides of this, although this kind of freedom exists there? The way of finding this out was to look at... (More)
This essay tries to find out if the big city, the metropolis, can offer a free life for its inhabitants. The criteria for a free life are that you have individual freedom, tolerance, anonymity and heterogeneity. This means that the big city holds a diverse population with different life styles, views on life, attitudes and more. Do these heterogeneous consequences come from a tolerant atmosphere? Can you live a more anonymous life in the big city whatever lifestyle or background you have? Is there a certain tolerance, and personal freedom, for various expressions that can be linked to the big city’s atmosphere? Could there also be negative sides of this, although this kind of freedom exists there? The way of finding this out was to look at research by sociologists like Simmel and Tönnies. These theories where followed by six interviews with residents in the Los Angeles area, as a complement. The research done for this essay pointed at the fact that you probably could find a certain amount of personal freedom linked to the big city, but there are also negative sides like indifference and loneliness. (Less)
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author
Larsson, Ola
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organization
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Social problems and welfare, national insurance, Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring
language
Swedish
id
1358413
date added to LUP
2004-11-08 00:00:00
date last changed
2004-11-08 00:00:00
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  abstract     = {This essay tries to find out if the big city, the metropolis, can offer a free life for its inhabitants. The criteria for a free life are that you have individual freedom, tolerance, anonymity and heterogeneity. This means that the big city holds a diverse population with different life styles, views on life, attitudes and more. Do these heterogeneous consequences come from a tolerant atmosphere? Can you live a more anonymous life in the big city whatever lifestyle or background you have? Is there a certain tolerance, and personal freedom, for various expressions that can be linked to the big city’s atmosphere? Could there also be negative sides of this, although this kind of freedom exists there? The way of finding this out was to look at research by sociologists like Simmel and Tönnies. These theories where followed by six interviews with residents in the Los Angeles area, as a complement. The research done for this essay pointed at the fact that you probably could find a certain amount of personal freedom linked to the big city, but there are also negative sides like indifference and loneliness.},
  author       = {Larsson, Ola},
  keyword      = {Social problems and welfare, national insurance,Sociala problem, social välfärd, socialförsäkring},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Erbjuder storstaden ett fritt liv?},
  year         = {2003},
}