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Acquaintances [electronic resource] : the space between intimates and strangers / David H.J. Morgan.

By: Morgan, D. H. J.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Sociology and social change: Publisher: Maidenhead : Open University Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (vi, 139 p.).ISBN: 0335240089 (electronic bk.); 9780335240081 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Social interaction | Social networks | Interaktion | Bekannter | Soziale Distanz | Soziales Netzwerk | PSYCHOLOGY / Social PsychologyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: No titleDDC classification: 302 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Front cover; Halftitle page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Series editors' preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Locating acquaintances; 2 Acquaintances in space: neighbours; 3 'Mates are not friends': acquaintanceship and places of work; 4 Relations between professionals and clients; 5 Passing acquaintances: overlapping timetables; 6 Fleeting acquaintances in time and space; 7 Distant and unwanted encounters; 8 Conclusion; Summary; References; Name Index; Subject Index; Back cover;
Summary: The distinction between friends and acquaintances is often made in everyday conversation but the significance of this distinction is under-explored. This book argues that acquaintanceship is a topic worthy of investigation in its own right and assesses the overall significance of acquaintances in late modern society.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

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Front cover; Halftitle page; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Series editors' preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Locating acquaintances; 2 Acquaintances in space: neighbours; 3 'Mates are not friends': acquaintanceship and places of work; 4 Relations between professionals and clients; 5 Passing acquaintances: overlapping timetables; 6 Fleeting acquaintances in time and space; 7 Distant and unwanted encounters; 8 Conclusion; Summary; References; Name Index; Subject Index; Back cover;

The distinction between friends and acquaintances is often made in everyday conversation but the significance of this distinction is under-explored. This book argues that acquaintanceship is a topic worthy of investigation in its own right and assesses the overall significance of acquaintances in late modern society.

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Acquaintances by Morgan, D. H. J. ©2009
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