Unraveling Ties: From Social Cohesion to New Practices of Connectedness

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Unraveling Ties is a unique addition to current debates in sociology—a compilation of essays mapping the creation of community life in a modern world that often appears alienating, cold, and even threatening. Topics range from family life and friendship to the integral role of the deviant in society. The result is a thoughtful, meticulously researched volume that will be useful to sociologists, economists, and anyone interested in the creation of community in a decentralized and...

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Overview

Unraveling Ties is a unique addition to current debates in sociology—a compilation of essays mapping the creation of community life in a modern world that often appears alienating, cold, and even threatening. Topics range from family life and friendship to the integral role of the deviant in society. The result is a thoughtful, meticulously researched volume that will be useful to sociologists, economists, and anyone interested in the creation of community in a decentralized and rapidly globalizing world.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783593368467
  • Publisher: Campus Verlag
  • Publication date: 10/28/2002
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Yehuda Elkana is rector and president of the Central European University in Budapest, Hungary. Ivan Krastev is director of the Centre for Liberal Strategies in Sofia, Bulgaria. Elisio Macamo is a member of the cultural studies faculty of Bayreuth University in Germany. Shalini Randeria is a senior research assistant at the Wissenschaftskolleg (Institute for Advanced Study) in Berlin.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Yehuda Elkana

 

Unraveling Ties:  Disciplinary Legacies and Changing Cartographies

Elísio S. Macamo, Ivan Krastev, Shalini Randeria

 

Part I:  Notions

 

Bindung - Exploring the Issues

Franz-Xaver Kaufmann

 

Cohesion, Attachment, Commitment

Eberhard Ortland

 

Part II:  Confessions - Friendship, Blat, Networks

 

The Politics of Friendship:  Classic and Contemporary Concerns

Oleg Kharkhordin

 

A Moral Economy of Anti-Corruption Sentiments in Eastern Europe

Ivan Krastev

 

Ties that Might Heal:  Testimonials, Solidarity, and Antiretrovirals in West Africa

Vinh-Kim Nguyen

 

Biographical Knots

Elísio Macamo

 

Lonely Ever More:  Kinship, Consumption and the Formation of  Social Ties

Elizabeth C. Dunn

 

Part III:  Memories

 

From Ties that Bind to Ties that Relieve.  Eigensinn and Bindung Among Industrial Workers in 20th Century Germany

Alf Lüdtke

 

Entangled Memories.  Bindung and Identity

Heike Schmidt

 

Comment:  The Cohesive Force of Forgetting - When Can We Forget and On What Terms?

Jennifer Balint

 

Part IV:  Inventions - Citizenship/Work

Bindung and Unemployment in Late Nineteenth-Century Germany

Bénédicte Zimmerman

 

The Discrete Charm of Dual Citizenship:  Citizenship Ties, Trust and the Pink Card

Ayse S. Çaglar

 

Why Do Megamergers Fail?  The Ties that Bind or the Sometimes Unwanted Cohesive Force of Corporate Identity

Cord Jakobeit

 

Part V:  Visions

 

Value Pluralism and Moral Universalism

Hans Joas

 

Entangled Histories of Uneven Modernities:  Civil Society, Caste Solidarities and Legal Pluralism in Post-Colonial India

Shalini Randeria

 

Bindung: A Processual Approach

Sally Humphreys

 

Intuitions

The Inevitable Weakening of Social Bonds (Bindung)

Alain Touraine

 

Post-script

Re-connecting Ties

Helga Nowotny

 

Editors

Contributors

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