Social Solidarities: Theories, Identities and Social Change


Crow, Graham (2002) Social Solidarities: Theories, Identities and Social Change, Buckingham, UK, Open University Press, 160pp.

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Social solidarity is important in many areas of our lives, or at least in how we wish our lives to be. Family and kinship relationships, community life, trade union activity and the identity politics of new social movements are just some of the numerous ways in which social solidarity features in contemporary social arrangements. This book explores the way in which people strive to come together and act as a coherent, unified force. It considers the arguments of those who claim that solidarity is increasingly fragile, and of those who are concerned with revitalizing solidarities in our unsettled societies. The author shows how social change can be understood in the contexts of the limitations as well as the potential of the pursuit of solidarity, drawing on research findings on social relationships in families, communities, and the post-communist world. Written with undergraduate students and researchers in mind, this text should be of value to those studying social theory, and family, community or comparative sociology.

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 0335202306 (paperback)
0335202314 (hardback)
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Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Social Sciences > Sociology and Social Policy
ePrint ID: 33826
Date Deposited: 19 May 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:21
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/33826

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