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A Study on Alcoholics Living like a Family in the Jokbang Village: Focusing on 'Relationship' and 'Emotional Bond'

가족처럼 살아가는 쪽방촌 알코올 의존자들의 일상 탐구: '관계'와 '유대감'을 중심으로

  • Choi, Mi Kyung (Research Institute for Life and Culture, Sogang University) ;
  • Sang, Chong Ryel (Research Institute for Life and Culture, Sogang University)
  • 최미경 (서강대학교 생명문화연구소) ;
  • 상종열 (서강대학교 생명문화연구소)
  • Received : 2019.04.01
  • Accepted : 2019.05.20
  • Published : 2019.05.28

Abstract

we explored the case of 'H-Community', a private organization that supports alcohol-dependent homeless people living in the Jokbang village, based on the awareness that "the key to social assistance for alcohol-dependent homeless may be an influential relationship to replace the role of their families." The data collection and analysis followed the research that Spradley presented, and the result was 'living in the balance rather than the great affection'. However, the density of the relationship and emotional bond appeared different, which had something to do with their respective life processes and their health, age and economic conditions. These differences were categorized and suggested as arguments through 'a family-alternative relationship', 'emotional bond' and 'participation'. Based on the results, the conclusions presented the implications needed for alcohol-dependent homeless people.

Table 1. General characteristics of informants

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Table 2. Typification of density dimension

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Acknowledgement

Supported by : National Research Foundation of Korea

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