Everyday Friendships

Intimacy as Freedom in a Complex World

  • Harry Blatterer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
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    Pages 10-30
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    Pages 65-94
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  9. Back Matter
    Pages 192-219

About this book


This book conceptualises the lived experience of intimacy in a world in which the terms and conditions of love and friendship are increasingly unclear. It shows that the analysis of the 'small world' of dyads can give important clues about society and its gendered makeup.


Freedom Friendship Friends Gender Honneth Intimacy Kracauer Love Modernity Personal life Privacy Recognition Simmel complex freedom gender liberty Self sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • Harry Blatterer
    • 1
  1. 1.Macquarie UniversityAustralia

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