Compass of Friendship by William K. Rawlins
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Compass of Friendship
By William K. Rawlins

The Compass of Friendship

Narratives, Identities, and Dialogues

By (author) See other recent books by William K. Rawlins
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $118.00
Your Price: $106.20 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $11.80! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $5.31 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply

Compass of Friendship by William K. Rawlins

Book Description

Friendship presents us with moments of significant choice in shaping our selves, other persons, relationships, and communities. But: What is the reach of friendship? How far can its practices extend in addressing significant similarities and differences arising between persons? How do close friends versus broader social involvements and participation serve well-being, identity formation, and life satisfaction? What happens to friendships in coursing across public and private circumstances?How might personal and civic friendships serve individual and community well-being? Just how useful and realistic are the ideals and activities of friendship for serving the well-lived life of individuals, groups, and larger collectivities? In "Living Friendship", noted teacher, scholar, and writer Bill Rawlins explores these and other questions. Using a variety of examples and cases from literature, film, and everyday life, the book examines what conceptions of personal and civic friendship teach us about living responsibly with similarities and differences, and living in ways that facilitate both personal autonomy and social connection. Throughout the book, the capacities of communicating in a spirit of friendship for co-creating and making choices with others are emphasized.

Buy Compass of Friendship book by William K. Rawlins from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9781412952972
ISBN-10: 1412952972
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 248
Imprint: SAGE Publications Inc
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Publish Date: 4-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Compass of Friendship book by William K. Rawlins and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review

Author Biography - William K. Rawlins

William K. Rawlins (Ph.D., Temple University) is Stocker Professor in the School of Communication Studies at Ohio University. His book, Friendship Matters: Communication, Dialectics, and the Life Course, was selected as an Outstanding Academic Book for 1993 by the editors of Choice, and received the Gerald R. Miller Book Award in 1994 from the Interpersonal and Small Group Interaction Division of the National Communication Association. In 2002 he received The Theory That Has Left a Legacy Award: "The Dialectical Perspective" from the Communication Theory Interest Group of the Central States Communication Association. Over the past 25 years, Professor Rawlins has published extensively about the unique challenges and dialectical tensions of communicating in friendships. Bill teaches courses in communication in friendships across the life course, interpersonal and relational communication, communication theory, dialogue and experience, interpretive and ethnographic inquiry, communication and narrative, and Gregory Bateson and communication theory. While at Purdue University, he received the W. Charles Redding Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Department of Communication five times, the School of Liberal Arts Departmental Educational Excellence Award for 2000-2001, and the School of Liberal Arts Educational Excellence Award for 2002-2003.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by William K. Rawlins close
» close