New Article: “Inequality, Rules of Irrelevance, and Recognition in Broken Friendships” by Laura Eramian and Peter Mallory #SSSI #Inequality #Friendship @Sociologylens

Based on interviews in an Atlantic Canadian city, Eramian and Mallory investigate how and when the world of inequality comes to matter in friendship. They study failed and difficult friendships through attention to the relationship between (in)equality, recognition, and “rules of irrelevance.”

This study interestingly indicates “how friendship is never just a refuge of openness and mutual disclosure apart from the wider world but is equally dependent on selective forms of omission to sustain equality and mutual recognition between friends.”

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