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Title The ways of friendship : anthropological perspectives / edited by Amit Desai and Evan Killick
Published New York : Berghahn Books, 2010
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Contents Introduction: valuing friendship / Evan Killick, Amit Desai -- On 'same-year siblings' in rural south China / Gonçalo D. Santos -- Ayompari, compadre, amigo: forms of fellowship in Peruvian Amazonia / Evan Killick -- Friendship, distance and kinship-talk amongst Mozambican refugees in South Africa / Graeme Rodgers -- Friendship, kinship and sociality in a Lebanese town / Michelle Obeid -- A matter of affection: ritual friendship in central India / Amit Desai -- Close friends: the importance of proximity in children's peer relations in Chhattisgarh, Central India / Peggy Proffer -- Making friends, making oneself: friendship and the Maputhe person / Magnus Course -- The value of friendship: subject/object transformations in the economy of becoming a person (Bermondsey, Southeast London) / Gillian Evans -- Afterword: making friendship impure: some reflections on a (still) neglected topic / Simon Coleman
Summary Friendship is an essential part of human experience, involving ideas of love and morality as well as material and pragmatic concerns. Making and having friends is a central aspect of everyday life in all human societies. Yet friendship is often considered of secondary significance in comparison to domains such as kinship, economics and politics. How important are friends in different cultural contexts? What would a study of society viewed through the lens of friendship look like? Does friendship affect the shape of society as much as society moulds friendship? Drawing on long-term ethnographic fieldwork in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Europe, this volume offers answers to these questions and examines the ideology and practice of friendship as it is embedded in wider social contexts and transformations
Notes "Originally presented at a workshop entitled 'The anthropology of friendship', held at the London School of Economics in June 2006"--Acknowledgments
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Friendship -- Congresses.
Humanism -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Congressen (vorm)
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Desai, Amit, 1977-
Killick, Evan.
ISBN 1845457315 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
1845458508 (electronic bk.)
9781845457310 (hbk. ; alk. paper)
9781845458508 (electronic bk.)