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By Fiona Foden

A humorous, touching tale approximately lifestyles adjustments, friendship and primary love. Josie has lived on her boat, Promise, her entire lifestyles. She unearths it more straightforward to stroll on deck than she does to stroll on land. yet Promise has been condemned, and in flip, Josie is condemned to survive dry land. Then she meets Leon, a boy from her neighbourhood...

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Many social formations are organised in transnational social spaces, which implies that their influence on social relationships might be correlated with distance. Spatial arrangements and geographical proximity among actors are crucial in the analysis of social processes, contexts and frameworks (White 1992). Hence, geographical closeness has a profound impact on how individuals associate with others because it promotes the development of social relationships through participation in social events, which lowers the costs of creating and perpetuating those ties.

In our contemporary era, social media mimic real relationships. However through social media anyone can become a ‘friend’ and that idea is critically investigated. Lastly, based on empirical evidence, I illustrate how international doctoral students in this study experience connectedness through social media and ‘do’ friendship across borders. In Chapters 3, 4 and 5, I focus on various aspects of friendship. Chapter 3 introduces various supportive practices that are used among friends. It then describes co-national and international friendships of different providers of supportive practices and discusses the importance of native language – conceptualised as a medium for the social construction of culture – in exchanging activities that involve confiding in others, discussing personal problems Transnational Friendships and Supportive Practices 21 and emotional dimensions.

Friendship’ is usually defined on the basis of a social interaction between persons who form a bond over time, a relationship they can work at and participate in. Other qualifications for a friendship can be based on need, affection or common interests. Friends are sometimes defined as persons who help each other in times of need, who support one another emotionally and practically. Friends are supposed to confide in each other and to share gossip and secrets. Finally, friends may be persons who have something in common, such as living in the same locale, being in the same age cohort, having the same hobby, working in the same department, attending the same religious services, going to the same gym or being interested 28 ISM and Transnational Friendships in the same sports.

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