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Unraveling Ties

From Social Cohesion to New Practices of Connectedness

Unraveling Ties is a unique addition to current debates in sociology—a compilation of essays mapping the creation of community life in a modern world that often appears alienating, cold, and even threatening. Topics range from family life and friendship to the integral role of the deviant in society. The result is a thoughtful, meticulously researched volume that will be useful to sociologists, economists, and anyone interested in the creation of community in a decentralized and rapidly globalizing world.

370 pages | 6 x 8 | © 2002

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Table of Contents

Yehuda Elkana
Unraveling Ties:  Disciplinary Legacies and Changing Cartographies
Elísio S. Macamo, Ivan Krastev, Shalini Randeria
Part I:  Notions
Bindung - Exploring the Issues
Franz-Xaver Kaufmann
Cohesion, Attachment, Commitment
Eberhard Ortland
Part II:  Confessions - Friendship, Blat, Networks
The Politics of Friendship:  Classic and Contemporary Concerns
Oleg Kharkhordin
A Moral Economy of Anti-Corruption Sentiments in Eastern Europe
Ivan Krastev
Ties that Might Heal:  Testimonials, Solidarity, and Antiretrovirals in West Africa
Vinh-Kim Nguyen
Biographical Knots
Elísio Macamo
Lonely Ever More:  Kinship, Consumption and the Formation of  Social Ties
Elizabeth C. Dunn
Part III:  Memories
From Ties that Bind to Ties that Relieve.  Eigensinn and Bindung Among Industrial Workers in 20th Century Germany
Alf Lüdtke
Entangled Memories.  Bindung and Identity
Heike Schmidt
Comment:  The Cohesive Force of Forgetting - When Can We Forget and On What Terms?
Jennifer Balint
Part IV:  Inventions - Citizenship/Work
Bindung and Unemployment in Late Nineteenth-Century Germany
Bénédicte Zimmerman
The Discrete Charm of Dual Citizenship:  Citizenship Ties, Trust and the >>Pink Card<<
Ayse S. Çaglar
Why Do Megamergers Fail?  The Ties that Bind or the Sometimes Unwanted Cohesive Force of Corporate Identity
Cord Jakobeit
Part V:  Visions
Value Pluralism and Moral Universalism
Hans Joas
Entangled Histories of Uneven Modernities:  Civil Society, Caste Solidarities and Legal Pluralism in Post-Colonial India
Shalini Randeria
Bindung: A Processual Approach
Sally Humphreys
The Inevitable Weakening of Social Bonds (Bindung)
Alain Touraine
Re-connecting Ties
Helga Nowotny

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