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

New Social Ties

Contemporary Connections in a Fragmented Society

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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.

Introduction
Debates about Personal Relationships in Social Theory
Changing Social Relationships
Death of the Family and Birth of 'Friends as Family'?
Male Bonding and Changing Masculine Identities
Female Bonding and the Changing Status of Women
Globalisation, Network Society and the Regeneration of The Social
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780333984086
ISBN-10: 0333984080
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st September 2005
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 14.02  x 1.19
Weight (kg): 0.26
Edition Number: 1