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Social Spaces and Social Relations

Introduction by Anthony Giddens


Małgorzata Bogunia-Borowska

The human world is an area of countless places and spaces. This book focuses on the variety of places, on their genuine features, and on their specific form of creating social relations. It discusses spaces inside or outside ourselves and the social relations we are able to find and create there.
«The authors of the book attempt to describe and analyze different spaces and social relations created within them. They look at the social relations and their types, observe the functioning of neighborly relations, relationships on social networks, at home or in museums. Each of these places is different and forms and creates social relations differently. The book offers an interesting study of selected cases over spaces of our everyday lives that help or hinder us build social relationships.» (From the introduction by Anthony Giddens)
Contents: Anthony Giddens: Preface – Piotr Sztompka: Shapes of society-material containers of social relations – Apostolis Papakostas: Cadastral maps, the simplification of space and social tensions. A contrast of Sweden and Greece – Marcjanna Nóżka: Territorial behaviours as the regulators of interpersonal space – Małgorzata Bogunia-Borowska: The Museum as a Space of Social Relations. Oskar Schindler’s Enamel Factory Museum in Cracow and POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw – Barbora Vacková/Lucie Galčanová: Cold feet and empty fridges? The meanings of home and home-making practices of solo-living people in the Czech Republic – Tracy Xavia Karner: The Facebook Gaze: Disciplining Action in Online Interpersonal Space.