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Deborah Chambers draws on the metaphor of friendship as a strategy for exploring contemporary changes in informal social ties. She traces the shift from fixed and permanent ties of family, neighbourhood and community to fluid and transient ties typified by computer mediated communication.
Changing Ideas about Social Ties
Freedom and Choice in Personal Relationships
Hegemonic Masculine Identities and Male Bonds
Feminine Identities and Female Bonds
The Decline and Rise of 'Community'
Virtual Intimacy and Online Sociality
The Politics of Social and Personal Relationships
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ISBN: 9780333984079 ISBN-10: 0333984072 Audience:
Number Of Pages: 208 Published: 1st May 2005 Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Country of Publication: US Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 13.97
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1 Edition Type: Annotated