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Understanding the Importance of Friendship in Young Adulthood - a Biographical Framework of Understanding the Self

Kirketorp, Julie LU (2017) SOCK04 20171
Department of Sociology
Sociology
Abstract
This study attempts to highlight the importance of friendship in young adulthood, motivated by a curiosity of a lack of sociological attention. This is done by exploring concepts of modernity including individualism and the formation of identity. Objective: The research attempts the answer the questions: 1) how can the importance of friendship in young adulthood be understood, 2) how is the emotional support system experienced, and, 3) how identity is sustained or understood in the formation of friendship. Method: This has been achieved through narrative interviews with four participants from Copenhagen. Results: All the participants narrated high emotional dependence on their friendship in an emotional support system that established... (More)
This study attempts to highlight the importance of friendship in young adulthood, motivated by a curiosity of a lack of sociological attention. This is done by exploring concepts of modernity including individualism and the formation of identity. Objective: The research attempts the answer the questions: 1) how can the importance of friendship in young adulthood be understood, 2) how is the emotional support system experienced, and, 3) how identity is sustained or understood in the formation of friendship. Method: This has been achieved through narrative interviews with four participants from Copenhagen. Results: All the participants narrated high emotional dependence on their friendship in an emotional support system that established their identity. (Less)
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Kirketorp, Julie LU
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SOCK04 20171
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M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Intimacy, modernity, identity, generational sociology, friendship, social relations
language
English
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8923932
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2017-09-06 14:44:17
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  abstract     = {This study attempts to highlight the importance of friendship in young adulthood, motivated by a curiosity of a lack of sociological attention. This is done by exploring concepts of modernity including individualism and the formation of identity. Objective: The research attempts the answer the questions: 1) how can the importance of friendship in young adulthood be understood, 2) how is the emotional support system experienced, and, 3) how identity is sustained or understood in the formation of friendship. Method: This has been achieved through narrative interviews with four participants from Copenhagen. Results: All the participants narrated high emotional dependence on their friendship in an emotional support system that established their identity.},
  author       = {Kirketorp, Julie},
  keyword      = {Intimacy,modernity,identity,generational sociology,friendship,social relations},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Understanding the Importance of Friendship in Young Adulthood - a Biographical Framework of Understanding the Self},
  year         = {2017},
}