Acquaintances: The Space Between Intimates and Strangers (Sociology and Social Change) by David Morgan
Open University Press; 1 edition | September 1, 2009 | English | ISBN: 0335221602 | 152 pages | PDF | 1 MB
The distinction between friends and acquaintances is often made in everyday conversation but the significance of this distinction is under-explored.
Acquaintanceship can be understood as a form of knowledge of other people that lies somewhere between intimates and strangers. This book argues that acquaintanceship is a topic worthy of investigation in its own right and assesses the overall significance of acquaintances in late modern society.