A unique collection, first published in 1999, bridging social psychological and social structural research to advance understanding of friendship.
Table of Contents
1. Contextualising friendship Rebecca G. Adams and Graham Allan; 2. The modernization of friendship: individualism, intimacy, and gender in the nineteenth century Stacey J. Oliker; 3. The gendered contexts of inclusive intimacy: the Hawthorne women at work and home Stephen R. Marks; 4. Friendship and the private sphere Graham Allan; 5. Rich friendships, affluent friendships: middle-class practices of friendship Kaeren Harrison; 6. Women's friendships in a post-modern world Pat O'Connor; 7. Foci of activity as changing contexts of friendship Scott Feld and William C. Carter; 8. The demise of territorial determinism: online friendships Rebecca G. Adams; 9. Reflections on context Graham Allan and Rebecca G. Adams.
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