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Friendship in Older Adulthood
Friendship in older adulthood
JonF.Nussbaum

An important feature of this book is the fine collection of scholar-authors representing numerous disciplines who have contributed original chapters. The rich diversity of theoretical and methodological perspectives highlighted by these scholars adds both conceptual breadth and depth to the book that would be absent without such an interdisciplinary emphasis. This particular chapter, concentrating upon friendship in older adulthood, could not have been written without my being able to gather information from throughout the entirety of social science literature. The friendship relationship, which was virtually ignored by social scientists for the first 70 years of this century, has produced a massive and impressive amount of interdisciplinary empirical investigation within the past two decades. This surge of interest is ...

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