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Acquaintances : the space between intimates and strangers

Author: D H J Morgan
Publisher: Maidenhead ; New York : Open University Press, 2009.
Series: Sociology and social change.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As society becomes more and more fragmented, we are building more complex networks of second level associations. Although these are important social networks, they all remain relatively impersonal and non-permanent. This book looks at such non-intimate interpersonal relationships such as neighbours and work colleagues.
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Morgan, D.H.J.
Acquaintances.
Maidenhead ; New York : Open University Press, 2009
(OCoLC)761384230
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D H J Morgan
ISBN: 9780335221615 0335221610 0335221602 9780335221608
OCLC Number: 213382204
Description: vi, 139 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Locating acquaintances --
Acquaintances in space : neighbors --
Mates are not friends : acquaintances and places of work --
Relations between professionals and clients --
Passing acquaintances : overlapping timetables --
Fleeting acquintances in time and space --
Distant and unwanted encounters --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Sociology and social change.
Responsibility: David Morgan.

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Acquaintanceship can be understood as a form of knowledge of other people that lies somewhere between intimates and strangers. This book argues that acquaintanceship is a topic worthy of  Read more...

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