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On friendship

Author: R E Pahl
Publisher: Cambridge, UK : Polity Press ; Oxford ; Malden, MA : in association with Blackwell Publishers, 2000.
Series: Themes for the 21st century.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Friends can help to form the basic structure of our lives but we very often take them for granted. Friends can sometimes be regarded as an oppressive burden when they appear to be greedily demanding too much of us. How to get the balance right is a perennial concern and the subject of much fiction and drama." "But has this always been the case or is the nature and meaning of friendship changing in contemporary
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: R E Pahl
ISBN: 0745622801 9780745622804 074562281X 9780745622811
OCLC Number: 123099348
Description: x, 189 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Preface. Introduction Chapter one: What is Friendship?;. Chapter Two: Friendship, Modernity and Trust;. Chapter Three; Friendship and the Self;. Chapter Four: Friendship in Context,. Chapter Five: Social Support, Social Capital and the Politics of Friendship. Conclusion. Further Reading. More Detailed References. Index
Series Title: Themes for the 21st century.
Responsibility: Ray Pahl.

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