Conceptualizing Friendship in Time and Place

In: Conceptualizing Friendship in Time and Place
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Carla Risseeuw
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Marlein van Raalte
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This introduction reflects on the different meanings of ‘friendship’ in diverse social and cultural settings as well as historical periods. It provides a sketch of the research on the topic in various fields of scholarship, and presents an overview of the several articles included in this volume. The review attached illustrates the scale on which friendship applies in different contexts, and summarizes some of the most common characteristics and values associated with the concept.

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