New Social Ties

Contemporary Connections in a Fragmented Society

  • Deborah Chambers

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
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  11. Back Matter
    Pages 169-208

About this book


Deborah Chambers draws on the metaphor of friendship as a strategy for exploring contemporary changes in informal social ties. She traces the shift from fixed and permanent ties of family, neighbourhood and community to fluid and transient ties typified by computer mediated communication.


communication community computer family freedom liberty media online politics society strategy

Authors and affiliations

  • Deborah Chambers
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  1. 1.University of Newcastle upon TyneUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2006
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave Social & Cultural Studies Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-98408-6
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-62728-4
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