Prelude: Towards new definitions of intimacy

Sam Han

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Since the late 1970s or early 1980s, “to network” has become a verb that has taken on, according to the Oxford English Dictionary , the meaning of “[engaging] in social or professional ‘networking,’ that is, [the] action or process of making use of a network of people for the exchange of information, etc., or for professional or other advantage.” Thus, as opposed to its technical meaning, which involves the interlinking of computer systems and platforms, the term “network” has also had a rather quotidian usage having to do with mundane, if wholly ends-oriented, social interactions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRoutledge Companion to Contemporary Japanese Social Theory
Subtitle of host publicationFrom Individualization to Globalization in Japan Today
EditorsAnthony Elliott, Masataka Katagiri, Atsushi Sawai
Place of PublicationAbingdon, Oxon
ISBN (Electronic)9780203093641
ISBN (Print)9780415671453, 9780415671446
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameRoutledge Advances in Sociology


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