Putting together impressive classifications of friends
mcu student writing: Classification of friends
The work of many disparate archeologists suggests that all forms of movement would have been dependent on a social technology of kinship, a network of relatedness, bonding, and obligations that enables the transmission of property and knowledge across generations through a classification of friends, enemies, and strangers. These conceptions of kinship and relatedness are social and cultural constructs and do not map directly onto genetic and biological relationships. Hence, it is necessary to find ways in which the differing stories of relatedness and movement can work together.
mcu student writing: Classification of Friends
Friendship is not a subject we give a lot of thought to. As the saying goes, we know who our friends are. But we've probably never considered the difference between, say, "convenience friends" and "crossroads friends." Judith Viorst has, and the classification of friends she outlines here will probably ring true to you.
Source: by Judith Viorst
Ashley English is one of a new classification of friends that entered my life a few years: Internet Friends. People who I know through their blogs and correspondence but have not yet met in person. Often these relationships become real-life friendships, but it hasn’t happened yet with Ashley, we live in different parts of the country. Someday!