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Together Alone: Personal Relationships in Public Places

Together Alone: Personal Relationships in Public Places

Calvin Morrill David A. Snow Cindy White
3.6/5 (12 ratings)
Exploring locales such as city streets, bus stops, parking lots, bars, retail establishments, and discussion groups, Together Alone ventures into what is often thought of as the realm of passing strangers to examine the nature of personal relationships conducted in public spaces. While most studies of social interaction have gone behind closed doors to focus on relationships in the family, school, and workplace, this innovative collection pushes the boundaries of the field by analyzing both fleeting and anchored relationships in the seldom-studied communal areas where much of contemporary life takes place. The contributors shed light on the diversity and character of day-to-day negotiations in public spaces and at the same time illuminate how these social ties paradoxically blend aspects of durability and brevity, of emotional closeness and distance, of being together and alone.
Language
English
Pages
320
Format
Paperback
Publisher
University of California Press
Release
August 08, 2005
ISBN
0520245237
ISBN 13
9780520245235

Together Alone: Personal Relationships in Public Places

Calvin Morrill David A. Snow Cindy White
3.6/5 (12 ratings)
Exploring locales such as city streets, bus stops, parking lots, bars, retail establishments, and discussion groups, Together Alone ventures into what is often thought of as the realm of passing strangers to examine the nature of personal relationships conducted in public spaces. While most studies of social interaction have gone behind closed doors to focus on relationships in the family, school, and workplace, this innovative collection pushes the boundaries of the field by analyzing both fleeting and anchored relationships in the seldom-studied communal areas where much of contemporary life takes place. The contributors shed light on the diversity and character of day-to-day negotiations in public spaces and at the same time illuminate how these social ties paradoxically blend aspects of durability and brevity, of emotional closeness and distance, of being together and alone.
Language
English
Pages
320
Format
Paperback
Publisher
University of California Press
Release
August 08, 2005
ISBN
0520245237
ISBN 13
9780520245235

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