Everyday Friendships: Intimacy as Freedom in a Complex World

Everyday Friendships: Intimacy as Freedom in a Complex World

by H. Blatterer

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This book conceptualises the lived experience of intimacy in a world in which the terms and conditions of love and friendship are increasingly unclear. It shows that the analysis of the 'small world' of dyads can give important clues about society and its gendered makeup.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349323302
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 01/01/2015
Series: Palgrave Macmillan Studies in Family and Intimate Life
Edition description: 1st ed. 2015
Pages: 219
Product dimensions: 5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Harry Blatterer is Senior Lecturer in Sociology at Macquarie University, Australia. His previous book publications include Coming of Age in Times of Uncertainty (2009), and Modern Privacy: Shifting Boundaries, New Forms (2010), co-edited with Maria Markus and Pauline Johnson.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1. Modernity, Intimacy, and Friendship 2. Friends, Friendship, and Sociology 3. Love, Friendship, and Freedom 4. Friendship, Intimacy, and the Self 5. Gender and the Love-Friendship Paradox 6. The Love-Friendship Paradox and Cross-Sex Friendship Conclusion: Friendship's Embedded Freedom

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