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Everyday friendships : intimacy as freedom in a complex world

Author: Harry Blatterer
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Series: Palgrave Macmillan studies in family and intimate life.
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Everyday Friendships conceptualizes the lived experience of intimacy in a world in which the meaning of love and friendship is increasingly unclear. Drawing on such thinkers as Simmel and Kracauer, Elias, Goffman, Luhmann, and Honneth, the book charts modern intimacy and the freedom it offers. This freedom is made visible not only in friendship's resistance to commodification and to integration into the therapeutic  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: ebook version
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Harry Blatterer
ISBN: 9780230272521 0230272525
DOI: 10.1057/9781137316400
OCLC Number: 884298844
Description: xii, 219 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Modernity, intimacy, and friendship --
Friends, friendship, and sociology --
Love, friendship, and freedom --
Friendship, intimacy, and the self --
Gender and the love-friendship paradox --
The love-friendship paradox and cross-sex friendship --
Conclusion: friendship's embedded freedom --
Notes --
References.
Series Title: Palgrave Macmillan studies in family and intimate life.
Responsibility: Harry Blatterer, Macquarie University, Australia.

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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'  Read more...
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