To Dwell Among Friends: Personal Networks in Town and City / Edition 1

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780226251387
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 459
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.08 (h) x 0.99 (d)

Meet the Author

Claude S. Fischer is professor of sociology at the University of California at Berkeley. He is the author of The Urban Experience and Networks and Places.
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Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments
1. Personal Community
I - The Setting
2. The Communities, the Residents, and Why They Were There
3. Personal Networks: An Overview
II - First Issues
4. Urbanism and Psychological Strain
5. Urbanism and Social Involvement
6. Urbanism and Traditional Values
III - The Social Contexts of Personal Relations
7. Kin
8. Nonkin
9. Varieties of Nonkin: Neighbors and Co-workers
10. Varieties of Nonkin: Organization Members and Just Friends
IV - Dimensions of Personal Networks
11. Personal Networks as Social Support
12. The Structure of Relations and Networks
13. The Spatial Dimension of Personal Relations
14. Homogeneity in Personal Relations: Stage in the Life Cycle
V - Subcultures
15. Urbanism and the Development of Subcultures
16. Involvement in Subcultures: Ethnicity and Religion
17. Involvement in Subcultures: Occupation and Pastime
18. Subcultures: Alienation in Urban Public Life
19. Conclusion Appendixes A. Methodological Appendix B. Respondent Interview C. Informant Questionnaire Notes References Index
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