URBANIZATION: A STUDY IN SOCIAL PHILOSOPHY

Ipsita Chakraborty
JOURNAL ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES OF   unpublished
Urbanization, defined as the increase in the number of cities and urban population, is not only a demographic movement but also includes, social, economic and psychological changes. Apart from the advantages, urbanization brings with it a unique set of disadvantages too. The present paper focuses on how urbanization is hurting human values. Urbanization is affecting mental health through the influence of increased factors such as identity and anonymity, technical life-process, reduced social
more » ... , reduced social support, weak emotional attachment, alienation and competitive rush. Thus, the paper highlights the points under which urbanization is acting as snag agent, if judged or considered from the viewpoints of ethics and values.
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