|Re: Cohousing and "career-dislocated isolation"||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Fred H. Olson (fholsoncohousing.org)|
|Date: Sun, 4 Apr 1999 09:04:15 -0500|
Roger Ruhle SF Bay area fertilezone [at] ebox.oo.net is the author of the message below but due to a problem it was posted by the Fred the list manager: owner-cohousing-L [at] cohousing.org -------------------- FORWARDED MESSAGE FOLLOWS -------------------- "Morrison, Robert" <romorris [at] cabletron.com> Wrote: > You have raised an important point, ..many careers > require people to live in an alienated environment, > unless they pursue ..cohousing. ..jobs are > concentrated in (far-away) places where ..housing > ..is within reasonable commuting distance ..Is this > what you meant to say? Yes. I was also considering dual-income families and the resulting latch-key kid that was unheard of in the US just 40 years ago. Intentional communities like Cohousing may be one adaptation parents are appealing to, for the sake of their kids. The last 40 years brought an unprecedented scale of career mobility that placed geographic divides between grand children and extended-family; separating by critical distance the most inherent advocates for assisting with child care, with mentoring, or family arbitration. There is evidence for cultural changes in the US having broad degenerative effects. In one 4th quarter 98 segment, NPR radio hosted a Dr. William Vega, who's study shows that US immigrants are in overall better psychiatric shape than native US citizens. Vega claimed to control for financial means with this study, on Latino immigrant protective culture, which wares off over time and shows degenerative psychiatric effects adapting to US culture. Roving careers may be one culture shock responsible for losing the protective extended-family bonds that can make adapting to change most successful. Perhaps, when a culture adopts roving careers to support more luxury debt the proximity of family-care imperatives are lost for preferences to apply the dual-incomes to convalescent care, day care, and other economies of scale. Raising kids without the help of relatives has become an epidemic in the US. And perhaps by forcing this baby-sitting imperative on public schools, US schools have become a contagious environment for an epidemic of latch key, dislocated, and disconnected personalities that are transforming these schools into the most violent day care in America. Whether or not intentional communities have become one adaptation for roving-career parents or surrogate for the absence of grandparents, it is profoundly interesting how these expanding developments are independently re-invented across geographic and demographic boundaries and all share similar structures of community and security, which are missing from the culture at large. Roger Ruhle SF Bay area.
Re: Cohousing and "career-dislocated isolation" Morrison, Robert, October 5 1998
- Re: Cohousing and "career-dislocated isolation" Denise Meier and/or Michael Jacob, October 5 1998
- Re: Cohousing and "career-dislocated isolation" Fred H. Olson, April 4 1999
- RE: Cohousing and "career-dislocated isolation" Rob Sandelin, April 5 1999
- RE: Cohousing and "career-dislocated isolation" Jennifer S. Stevens, April 5 1999
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