Friend V. Friend

Friend V. Friend

The Transformation of Friendship and What the Law Has to Do With It

eBook - 2011
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Friendship is one of our most important social institutions. It is the not only the salve for personal loneliness and isolation; it is the glue that binds society together. Yet for a host of reasons--longer hours at work, the Internet, suburban sprawl--many have argued that friendship is on the decline in contemporary America. In social surveys, researchers have found that Americans on average have fewer friends today than in times past. In Friend v. Friend, Ethan J. Leib takes stock of this most ancient of social institutions and its ongoing transformations, and contends that it could benefit.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York, N.Y. : Oxford University Press, 2011
ISBN: 9780199792276
0199792275
9780199739608
0199739609
Characteristics: 1 online resource ([ix], 252 pages)
Alternative Title: Friend versus friend

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