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Shattering, Structuring, and Saving Communities: Exploring the Impact of Ben’s Death

Sarah Levant, Temple University

Full paper: www.kon.org/urc/v9/levant.html

Abstract The purpose of this study was to explore the premature death and dynamics of Ben Himmelstein in his communities. Conducted in an autoethnographic writing style, questionnaires were gathered through the social networking site, Facebook, giving access to several of Ben’s different communities. Additionally, data were collected by phone and in-person interviews. Results reflected that relationships and perspectives vary with every individual, and relationships with community members and ourselves define who we are.

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