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How Do We Understand Men’s Friendships?

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/9780195326420.003.0002
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter provides a history of men's friendships. It also discusses the impact of modern culture on current friendships and how they change across the lifespan and by race, class, and religion. ... More


Introduction

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/9780195326420.003.0001
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

The author has been playing poker with the same guys for 40 years. The poker game is used as a beginning template for looking at friendship types. The typology of men's friendships, must, trust, ... More


What Do Friendship and Friend Mean?

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/9780195326420.003.0003
Subject:
Social Work, Communities and Organizations

This chapter discusses the research on men's friendship, based on interviews with 386 men. How men describe friendship is first covered: being understood and having a friend who is loyal, dependable, ... More


The Strategies of Coping in Suffering and Caregiving

Helen K. Black, John T. Groce, and Charles E. Harmon

in The Hidden Among the Hidden: African-American Elder Male Caregivers

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190602321
eISBN:
9780190602345
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190602321.003.0005
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

If an experience is distressful enough to be called suffering, does it truly end, or does residue of the experience continue to assault the person’s wholeness? In this chapter, we offer three themes ... More


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