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Buddy system : understanding male friendships

Author: Geoffrey L Greif
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on in-depth interviews with nearly 400 men, therapist and researcher Geoffrey L. Greif takes readers on a guided tour of male friendships, explaining what makes them work, why they are vital to the health of individuals and communities, and how to build the kinds of friendships that can lead to longer and happier lives.
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Greif, Geoffrey L.
Buddy system.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008004182
(OCoLC)192042034
Print version:
Greif, Geoffrey L.
Buddy system.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008004182
(OCoLC)192042034
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Geoffrey L Greif
ISBN: 9780199716883 0199716889
OCLC Number: 271474105
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 304 pages)
Contents: How do we understand men's friendships? --
What do friendship and friend mean? --
So how do friendships actually work? --
What do men learn from their fathers about friendships? --
Do women influence men's friendships? --
Do women feel the same way about friends as do men? --
Marty in his 20s : needing friends and family --
Zach in his 30s : balancing family, friends, and work --
Mal in his 40s : continuing the balancing act --
Mick in his 50s : needing friends more than ever --
Michael in his 60s : friendships shaped by early experiences --
Donald in his 70s : going strong --
Tom in his 80s : realizing all his friends are gone --
Fred in his 90s : thinking maybe it's in the genes --
Men's fellowship at a Saturday morning church group --
Stepping up to the plate with your friendships.
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Drawing on in-depth interviews with nearly 400 men, therapist and researcher Geoffrey L. Greif takes readers on a guided tour of male friendships, explaining what makes them work, why they are vital to the health of individuals and communities, and how to build the kinds of friendships that can lead to longer and happier lives.

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"[Greif] has written a wonderfully textured exploration of the diversity of men's friendships through the lifespan...Highly recommended."--Choice"Greif has taken interviews with 400 men about their Read more...

 
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