Rethinking Friendship: Hidden Solidarities Today

Liz Spencer

Published by Princeton University Press, 2006
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From Aristotle to contemporary soap operas, friendship has always been a subject of fascination. But scholarly investigation of the broad social relevance of friendship has been neglected. Rethinking Friendship describes the varied nature of personal relationships today, and also locates friendship in contemporary debates about individualization and the supposed "collapse of community." Exploring friendships with partners and family as well as "friends," the book reveals ways in which friends and friendlike ties are an important and unacknowledged source of social glue.


Using a rigorous analysis of in-depth interviews, the authors develop a set of innovative concepts--friendship repertoires (the range of friendships people have); friendship modes (the way people make and maintain friendships over time); and patterns of suffusion (the extent to which boundaries between friends and family become blurred). These concepts form the basis of a typology of personal communities that vary in the roles played by friends, family, partners, and neighbors.


Combining scholarly depth and rich description, this absorbing and accessible book will appeal to all those interested in informal social relationships, including students of methodology and policymakers. With its challenge to pessimistic commentators, Rethinking Friendship urges us to resist sweeping generalizations and to acknowledge the sheer diversity of social life today.

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"This book addresses what is currently a highly significant issue in public and academic life--the nature of social capital and social participation. The authors handle the theoretical issues in an informative and sophisticated fashion, and unlike many other discussions of social capital, the book is based on strong empirical material. A significant contribution to the field."--Graham Allan, University of Keele and University of British Columbia


"The authors portray modern friendships through insightful accounts and useful typologies. The review of the literature that threads through the book provides an up-to-date overview of the field."--Stacey Oliker, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee


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