New Social Ties
Contemporary Connections in a Fragmented Society
By (author) Deborah Chambers
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New Social Ties by Deborah Chambers
Book DescriptionDeborah 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333984086
(216mm x 140mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 12-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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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.
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Author Biography - Deborah Chambers
DEBORAH CHAMBERS is Professor of Communication and Cultural Studies at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, where she teaches social and cultural theory and media analysis. She is the author of Representing the Family, joint author with Linda Steiner and Carole Fleming of Women and Journalism and joint author with Richard Johnson, Parvati Raghuram and Estella Tincknell of The Practice of Cultural Studies. Her current research includes changing family values and sexual morality in a global context and media and journalism.
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