The Waltz Of Sociability : Intimacy, Dislocation And Friendship

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In the passage, “The Waltz of Sociability: Intimacy, Dislocation and Friendship in a Quebec High School”, author Vered Amit-Talai discusses the usual occurrence of routine friendship on adolescence to adulthood in the Western culture. Amit-Talai takes a different approach than the anthropologists and sociologists in how they view the impermanence of friendship in young peer, their notion assumes that friendships are temporary in their nature and that their termination is natural in “life cycle development” (233), however, in the eyes of the author; increase in mobility, “socialization and class reproduction” (233) such as “self-fulfilling prophecy” (234) contribute to the key factors in the development of peer relations. Amit-Talai has decipher the relationship development of adolescent through her study at Royal Haven high school, Montreal, primarily on female students from observations, interviews and discussion. The author establishes four key presumption in her study of peer relationships: (1) that true friendship is private and free-floating; (2) that adolescents have an abundance of time to create these friendships with fewer competition; (3) that friendship plays a sacred role in the development of an adolescent; (4) that adolescent friendships are short in length and acts as a transition in the stages of a life cycle. As the author justify her presumption, she concludes that due to social and geographical disjunction, leisure time, intimacy and cultural attitudes…

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