Peter Mallory

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Peter Mallory

Associate Professor
Campus Location
Nicholson Tower Rm 610
(902) 867-2445

Social Theory, Friendship and Personal Life and Cultural Sociology


Mallory, Peter and Laura Eramian. Forthcoming. “Friendship and the Civil Sphere: Convergences, Intrusions, and Contradictions.” In The Civil Sphere in Canada, edited by Jeffrey Alexander and Mervyn Horgan. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press.

Eramian, Laura, Peter Mallory, and Morgan Herbert. 2023. “Friendship, Intimacy, and the Contradictions of Therapy Culture.” Cultural Sociology. Advance online publication. Pp 1-21.

Eramian, Laura, and Peter Mallory. 2022. “Inequality, Rules of Irrelevance, and Recognition in Broken Friendships.” Symbolic Interaction. 45(3): 403-424.

Eramian, Laura, and Peter Mallory. 2021. “Unclear Endings: Difficult Friendships and the Limits of the Therapeutic Ethic.” Families, Relationships and Societies 10(2): 359-373.

Mallory, Peter, Jesse Carlson, and Laura Eramian. 2021. “Friendship and the Social Self in Business Success Literature.” European Journal of Cultural Studies 24(2): 482-497.

Mallory, Peter, and Patricia Cormack. 2018. “The Two Durkheims: Founders and Classics in Canadian Introductory Sociology Textbooks.” Canadian Journal of Sociology 43(1):1-24.

Mallory, Peter. 2017. “Political Friendship and the Social Bond.” Pp. 37-60 in Interrogating the Social: A Critical Sociology for the Twenty-First Century, edited by F. Kurasawa. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

Mallory, Peter, and Jesse Carlson. 2014. “Rethinking Personal and Political Friendship with Durkheim” Distinktion: Journal of Social Theory 15(3): 327-342.

Mallory, Peter. 2012. “Political Friendship in the Era of ‘the Social’: Theorizing Personal Relations with Alexis de Tocqueville.” Journal of Classical Sociology 12(1): 22-42.

Mallory, Peter. 2012. “Friendship and Strangership: Rethinking Political Friendship through the Work of Adam Smith.” Journal of Intercultural Studies 33(6): 591-605.