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New Social Ties : Contemporary Connections in a Fragmented Society - Deborah Chambers

New Social Ties

Contemporary Connections in a Fragmented Society

Hardcover Published: 1st May 2005
ISBN: 9780333984079
Number Of Pages: 208

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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.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
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'
Network Society
Virtual Intimacy and Online Sociality
The Politics of Social and Personal Relationships
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780333984079
ISBN-10: 0333984072
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st May 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.36
Edition Number: 1