- Title Pages
- 1 How Do We Understand Men’s Friendships?
- 2 What Do <i>Friendship</i> and <i>Friend</i> Mean?
- 3 So, How Do Friendships Actually Work?
- 4 What Do Men Learn From Their Fathers About Friendships?
- 5 Do Women Influence Men’s Friendships?
- 6 Do Women Feel the Same About Friends as Do Men?
- 7 Marty in His 20s: Needing Friends and Family
- 8 Zach in His 30s: Balancing Family, Friends, and Work
- 9 Mal in His 40s: Continuing the Balancing Act
- 10 Mick in His 50s: Needing Friends More Than Ever
- 11 Michael in His 60s: Friendships Shaped by Early Experiences
- 12 Donald in His 70s: Going Strong
- 13 Tom in His 80s: Realizing All His Friends Are Gone
- 14 Fred in His 90s: Thinking Maybe It’s in the Genes
- 15 Men’s Fellowship at a Saturday Morning Church Group
- 16 Stepping Up to the Plate With Your Friendships
- Appendix A About the Study
- Appendix B Questions for Men’s Groups and Classroom Discussion
- (p.3) Introduction
- Buddy System
Geoffrey L. Greif
- Oxford University Press
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, rust, and just is discussed. The outline of the book, the methods used for the study, and the purpose of the book are also presented.
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