expand sectionIntroduction

 expand sectionChapter One  The Modernization of Friendship and Marriage
 expand sectionChapter Two  Distinctive Values of Friendship
 collapse sectionChapter Three  Close Friendship as an Institution
 Standards of Commitment
 expand sectionRules of Relevance
 collapse sectionCustomary and Residual Practices of Friendship
 Networks of Close Friends and Kin
 How Closest Friends Met
 Are Friends Similar?
 Frequency of Contact
 Configurations of Association
 Mothers Are More Constrained
 expand sectionChapter Four  Friendship and Individuality
 expand sectionChapter Five  Women Friends and Marriage Work
 expand sectionChapter Six  Conclusion: Friendship and Community

 expand sectionNOTES
  Appendix A: Methods of Research
  Appendix B: Interview
 expand sectionIndex

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