Together Alone : Personal Relationships in Public Places / Calvin Morrill, Cindy White, David A. Snow.
- Reprint 2019
- Berkeley, CA : University of California Press, 
1 online resource (323 p.)
- Interpersonal relations.
- Electronic books.
- Exploring locales such as city streets, bus stops, parking lots, bars, retail establishments, and discussion groups, Together Alone ventures into what is often thought of as the realm of passing strangers to examine the nature of personal relationships conducted in public spaces. While most studies of social interaction have gone behind closed doors to focus on relationships in the family, school, and workplace, this innovative collection pushes the boundaries of the field by analyzing both fleeting and anchored relationships in the seldom-studied communal areas where much of contemporary life takes place. The contributors shed light on the diversity and character of day-to-day negotiations in public spaces and at the same time illuminate how these social ties paradoxically blend aspects of durability and brevity, of emotional closeness and distance, of being together and alone.
FIGURES AND TABLES
1 The Study of Personal Relationships in Public Places
2 Face Time: Public Sociality, Social Encounters, and Gender at a University Recreation Center
3 Momentary Pleasures: Social Encounters and Fleeting Relationships at a Singles Dance
4 A Personal Dance: Emotional Labor, Fleeting Relationship and Social Power in a Strip Bar
5 Hanging Out among Teenagers: Resistance, Gender, and Personal Relationships
6 Everyone Gets to Participate: Floating Community in an Amateur Softball League
7 Inclusion and Intrusion: Gender and Sexuality in Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Bars
8 Breaking Up and Starting Over: Emotional Expression in Postdivorce Support Groups
9 Civility and Order: Adult Social Control of Children in Public Places
10 Order on the Edge: Remedial Work in a Right-Wing Political Discussion Group
11 Taking Stock: Functions, Places, and Personal Relationships
- Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (publisher's Web site, viewed 07. Jul 2020)
- Morrill, Calvin, editor., Editor,
Snow, David A., editor., Editor,
White, Cindy, editor., Editor,
- Publisher Number:
- 10.1525/9780520938908 doi
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