New Social Ties: Contemporary Connections in a Fragmented Society
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New Social Ties: Contemporary Connections in a Fragmented Society

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ISBN-13:
9780333984079
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.05.2005
Seiten:
208
Autor:
Deborah Chambers
Gewicht:
358 g
Format:
224x165x16 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
Changing family, personal and social structures is a core topic within Sociology and Cultural Studies teaching and research with many full courses and modules offered at both undergraduate and postgraduate level
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
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.