- Shopping Bag ( 0 items )
From the PublisherCalling on readers to rethink ideas about the meaning of connection, the location of community, and the expansion of the sources of self and identity, Chayko has taken a sociological venture into a world psychologists would claim. Happily for readers, she has avoided psychological reductionism and produced a solid contribution to symbolic interactionism and social theory.— CHOICE
"This is a lovely piece of work. Extraordinarily sophisticated and ever so timely, it ups the ante and redefines the nature of work on cognition, intimate relationships, community, communications, and Web-based activity."— Christena E. Nippert-Eng, author of Home and Work: Negotiating Boundaries Through Everyday Life
Connecting addresses important contemporary questions about community and self by integrating insights from classic sociology and philosophy with everyday observations by interviewees. In particular, it addresses questions about how it is possible to feel socially connected to other individuals or socially integrated into a group without physical proximity.— Rebecca G. Adams, coeditor of Deadhead Social Science: You Ain't Gonna Learn What You Don't Want to Know"