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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