Placing Friendship in Context

Placing Friendship in Context

by Rebecca G. Adams
     
 

Personal relationships have long been of central interest to social scientists, but the subject of friendship has been relatively neglected. Moreover, most studies of friendship have been social psychological. Placing Friendship in Context is a unique collection bridging social psychological and social structural research to advance understanding of this important…  See more details below

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Personal relationships have long been of central interest to social scientists, but the subject of friendship has been relatively neglected. Moreover, most studies of friendship have been social psychological. Placing Friendship in Context is a unique collection bridging social psychological and social structural research to advance understanding of this important subject. In it, some of the world's leading researchers explore the social and historical contexts in which friendships and other similar informal ties develop and how it is that these contexts shape the form and substance the relationships assume.

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"Placing Friendships in Context is a provocative addition to the sociological literature....it provides a fresh look at an essential building block of social life." Stephanie Potter, CJS Online

"Placing Friendships in Context is a provocative addition to the sociological literature....it provides a fresh look at an essential building block of social life." CJS Online

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521584562
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1999
Series:
Structural Analysis in the Social Sciences Series, #15
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

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