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Overview

As definitions of masculinity change, how friendships are organized by men is also affected. However, interactions among and between men are not only shaped by gender. This volume offers an analysis of the differences within the genders and the social forces that shape the ways in which friendship is organized.

Through different perspectives, the contributors show that a greater variation exists within rather than between the genders. They focus on the diversity in men's friendships and how men develop and maintain friendships with both men and women. Chapters focus on philosophical and historical questions; illustrate the strong connection between social structure and men's friendships; and consider cultural

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803937741
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/26/1992
  • Series: Research on Men and Masculinities Series , #1
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.58 (d)

Table of Contents

'Seamless Souls' - Peter M Nardi
An Introduction to Men's Friendships
PART ONE: PERSPECTIVES ON MEN'S FRIENDSHIPS
Rejection, Vulnerability, and Men's Friendships - Victor J Seidler
'Our Eyes Behold Each Other' - Karen V Hansen
Masculinity and Intimate Friendship in Antebellum New England
PART TWO: FRIENDSHIP AND SOCIAL STRUCTURAL VARIATIONS
The Spatial Foundations of Men's Friendships and Men's Power - Daphne Spain
Men in Networks - Barry Wellman
Private Communities, Domestic Friendships
Men's Families, Men's Friends - Theodore F Cohen
A Structural Analysis of Constraints on Men's Social Ties
Self-Disclosure in Men's Friendships - Helen M Reid and Gary Alan Fine
Variations Associated with Intimate Relations
Men's Friendships with Women - Scott O Swain
Intimacy, Sexual Boundaries, and the Informant Role
PART THREE: CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN MEN'S FRIENDSHIPS
Sex, Friendship, and Gender Roles Among Gay Men - Peter M Nardi
The Relationship Between Male-Male Friendship and Male-Female Marriage - Walter L Williams
American Indian and Asian Comparisons
'Hey Home - Yo Bro' - Clyde W Franklin II
Friendship Among Black Men
Like Family - Michael A Messner
Power, Intimacy, and Sexuality in Male Athletes' Friendships
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