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Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships

Geoffrey Greif

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195326420
eISBN:
9780199893553
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326420.001.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

Much has been made of the complex social arrangements that girls and women navigate, but little scholarly or popular attention has focused on what friendship means to men. Drawing on in-depth ... More


Men’s Fellowship at a Saturday Morning Church Group

Geoffrey L. Greif

in Buddy System: Understanding Male Friendships

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195326420
eISBN:
9780199893553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326420.003.0016
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter is based on an interview with a church group of men that meets once a week to talk about issues relevant to men. The author presents the findings from the study to the men and they ... More


Mourning Becomes Friendship

Gregory Jusdanis

in A Tremendous Thing: Friendship from the "Iliad" to the Internet

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452840
eISBN:
9780801454752
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452840.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter moves on to death and mourning in literary expressions of friendship. Literature, from the Epic of Gilgamesh to the twentieth-century Greek poet Constantine P. Cavafy, has often elegized ... More


Brotherly Love: Freemasonry and Male Friendship in Enlightenment France

Kenneth Loiselle

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452437
eISBN:
9780801454875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452437.001.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Friendship, an acquired relationship primarily based on choice rather than birth, lay at the heart of Enlightenment preoccupations with sociability and the formation of the private sphere. This book ... More


Situation comedy: homosexuality and male camaraderie

Rebecca Feasey

in Masculinity and Popular Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627974
eISBN:
9780748651184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627974.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

Situation comedies (sitcoms) have been categorised as those humorous classical narrative shows that use regular characters, a routine setting and variations of the same plot, over and over again. ... More


Confronting the Specter of Sodomy

Kenneth Loiselle

in Brotherly Love: Freemasonry and Male Friendship in Enlightenment France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452437
eISBN:
9780801454875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452437.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines the presence of women in masonic life by focusing on the so-called “adoption lodges,” periodical gatherings in which brethren invited their spouses or female kin to participate ... More


Introduction

Kenneth Loiselle

in Brotherly Love: Freemasonry and Male Friendship in Enlightenment France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452437
eISBN:
9780801454875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452437.003.0001
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This book examines how ordinary men conceived of and lived friendship in eighteenth-century France using Freemasonry as a prism. It argues that male friendship within Freemasonry was grounded in ... More


Friendship in the Age of Sensibility

Kenneth Loiselle

in Brotherly Love: Freemasonry and Male Friendship in Enlightenment France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452437
eISBN:
9780801454875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452437.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how male friendship persisted as a key component of masonic identity in the twilight of the Old Regime. One way to gauge the importance of friendship is by quantifying the terms ... More


Friendship and Love

in The Libertine's Friend: Homosexuality and Masculinity in Late Imperial China

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226857923
eISBN:
9780226857954
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226857954.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the concept of friendship in relation to love between men in late Imperial China. It argues that the very concept of love circulating in late Ming culture was fundamentally ... More


The Masonic Utopia of Friendship

Kenneth Loiselle

in Brotherly Love: Freemasonry and Male Friendship in Enlightenment France

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452437
eISBN:
9780801454875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452437.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter examines how Freemasonry grew during the 1730s and 1740s and situates this development within France's larger associational world. After tracing the origins of Freemasonry in France, it ... More


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