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    New friendship practices: caring for oneself and others in the age of individualization

    Roseneil, Sasha (2008) New friendship practices: caring for oneself and others in the age of individualization. Mittelweg36 17 (3), pp. 55-70. ISSN 0941-6382.

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    This paper offers some reflections on a UK-based research project which sought to investigate the practices and experiences of care and intimacy of people living at the cutting edge of individualization. Working from a psychoanalytically-informed ontology and with a psycho-social methodology, the research consisted of a qualitative longitudinal study of those who might be considered the “most individualized” – people living outside cohabiting, conjugal couple relationships. Borrowing certain notions from Queer Theory, which capture key find-ings of the project, the paper aims to return to sociology new perspectives on friendship and care under conditions of individualization.


    Item Type: Article
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > Psychosocial Studies
    Research Centre: Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2011 11:37
    Last Modified: 09 Dec 2016 12:11


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