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. Yokemates: Female Quaker Companionship in the British Atlantic World

Amanda E. Herbert

in Female Alliances: Gender, Identity, and Friendship in Early Modern Britain

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300177404
eISBN:
9780300199253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300177404.003.0006
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines the special spiritual partnerships shared between itinerant Quaker women. Female Quaker preachers in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries undertook extensive, dangerous ... More


Tom in His 80s: Realizing All His Friends Are Gone

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/9780195326420.003.0014
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter tells the story of one widower in his 80s who spends most of his day at a senior citizen's center and with a female companion. He misses his friends and has a hard time making new ones.


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