Elliott Leyton (Editor)
This is the first major attempt in modern anthropology at studying friendship on a cross-cultural basis. The collection brings together field studies from Ireland, Canada, Africa, and New Guinea (including an essay on friendship among the primates). In addition, Robert Paine, Cora Du Bois and S.N. Eisenstadt each provide theoretical approaches to our understanding of the friendship bond in human behaviour.
ISERBooks. Hardcover. Published in 1974. 163 pages. ISBN 0-919666-08-6.