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The Resource Still connected : family and friends in America since 1970, Claude S. Fischer

Still connected : family and friends in America since 1970, Claude S. Fischer

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Still connected : family and friends in America since 1970
Title
Still connected
Title remainder
family and friends in America since 1970
Statement of responsibility
Claude S. Fischer
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • National news reports periodically proclaim that American life is lonelier than ever and generate considerable anxiety about the declining quality of American's social ties. This book challenges such concerns by asking a simple yet significant question: Have Americans' bonds with family and friends changed since the 1970s, and, if so, how? Noted sociologist Claude S. Fischer examines long-term trends in family ties and friendships and paints an insightful and ultimately reassuring portrait of Americans' personal relationships. This book analyzes forty years of survey research to address whether and how Americans' personal ties have changed- their involvement with relatives, the number of friends they have and their contacts with those friends, the amount of practical and emotional support they are able to count on, and how emotionally tied they feel to these relationships
  • The book shows that Americans today have fewer relatives than they did forty years ago and that formal gatherings have declined over the decades- at least partially as a result of later marriages and more women in the work force. Yet nether the overall quantity of personal relationships nor, more importantly, the quality of those relationships has diminished. Americans' contact with relatives and friends, as well as their feelings of emotional connectedness, has changed relatively little since the 1970s. Although Americans are marrying later and singly people feel lonely, few Americans report being socially isolated and the percentage who do has not really increased. The author maintains that this constancy testifies to the value Americans place on family and friends and to their willingness to adapt to changing circumstances in ways that sustain their social connections
  • With so many voices heralding the demise of personal relationships, it's no wonder that confusion on this topic abounds. An engrossing and accessible social history, this book brings a much-needed note of clarity to the discussion. Americans' personal ties, this book assures us, remain strong. -- Inside Cover
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digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fischer, Claude S.
Dewey number
302.30973/09045
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
HM1106
LC item number
.F55 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Social networks
  • Families
  • Friendship
  • Social isolation
  • Social interaction
  • Communities
  • PSYCHOLOGY
  • Communities
  • Families
  • Friendship
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Social interaction
  • Social isolation
  • Social networks
  • United States
Label
Still connected : family and friends in America since 1970, Claude S. Fischer
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Alone in America? : the issues at stake -- Studying personal networks -- Counting people : family -- Counting people : friends and others -- Counting on people -- Feeling connected -- Conclusions and speculations
Control code
922324275
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610447102
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgmv72
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)922324275
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Still connected : family and friends in America since 1970, Claude S. Fischer
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Alone in America? : the issues at stake -- Studying personal networks -- Counting people : family -- Counting people : friends and others -- Counting on people -- Feeling connected -- Conclusions and speculations
Control code
922324275
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781610447102
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/cttgmv72
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)922324275
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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