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Buddy SystemUnderstanding Male Friendships$
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Geoffrey Greif

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780195326420

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326420.001.0001

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How Do We Understand Men’s Friendships?

How Do We Understand Men’s Friendships?

(p.17) 1 How Do We Understand Men’s Friendships?
Buddy System

Geoffrey L. Greif

Oxford University Press

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. Other research and conceptualizations of friendships are offered, including Aristotle's and Robert Bly's. Why men's friendships can be difficult to establish and maintain is covered.

Keywords:   men's friendships, modern culture, race, class, religion, Aristotle, Robert Bly

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