Journals Higher Education



Published: 05 January 2017

500 Pages

6.5 x 9.5 inches

ISBN: 9789774167720

Bookseller Code (06)

Alif 36

Friendship: Representations and Cultural Variations

Edited by Ferial Ghazoul

A Publication of The American University in Cairo Press

Friendship has not been central in critical studies. It has been overshadowed by other bonding relationships. However, it figures as a privileged theme in classical, medieval, renaissance, and modern philosophy. More recently, sociological, anthropological, and psychological studies have explored the varied dimensions of friendship. Different cultures view friendship in various perspectives that intersect, contrast, and echo each other. In Middle Eastern, East Asian, European, and American thought, philosophers, jurists, and creative writers have explored the idea of friendship and their input is analyzed in this issue. Alif 36 foregrounds different ways of presenting friendship in diverse cultures and historical periods.