New Article: “Inequality, Rules of Irrelevance, and Recognition in Broken Friendships” by Laura Eramian and Peter Mallory #SSSI #Inequality #Friendship @Sociologylens https://doi.org/10.1002/symb.589

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.”

SSSI Members can download the article HERE
To join SSSI and subscribe to Symbolic Interaction please click HERE

About Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction - Blog

The Society for the Study of Symbolic Interaction (SSSI) is an international professional organization of scholars interested in the study of a wide range of social issues with an emphasis on identity, everyday practice, and language.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s