Men in Relationships: A New Look from a Life Course Perspective (Focus on Men)

Men in Relationships: A New Look from a Life Course Perspective (Focus on Men)

By: Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford (editor), Barbara F. Turner (editor), Richard A. Settersten (foreword_author)Hardback

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This book provides an orientation to men's - with an emphasis on middle and old age - experiences in a variety of interpersonal relationships as viewed from the dynamic perspectives of historical, social, and personal change over time. Contributors apply life-course or life-span concepts having to do with at least one of the following: life transitions, socio-historical context, and temporal change models to empirical data from their own research or clinical experiences.


Foreword: Richard A. Settersten, Jr.; Preface: Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford and Barbara Formaniak Turner; Introduction: The Study of Men's Relationships in the Context of Time and Place; Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford and Barbara Formaniak Turner; Part I: Men's Relationships with Partners; * The Dilemma of Masculinity in Culture, Bertram J. Cohler and Gabriel D. Smith; * Men and Their Wives: Why Are Some Married Men Vulnerable at Midlife? Margaret Hellie Huyck and David Leo Gutmann; * Images of Masculinity as Predictors of Men's Romantic and Sexual Relationships Vera Sonja Maass; Part II: Men's Relationships with Brothers and Friends; * ""Shooting the Bull"": Cohort Comparisons of Fraternal Intimacy in Mid-life and Old Age, Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford and Paula Smith Avioli; * Middle-Aged and Older Adult Men's Friendships, Rebecca G. Adams and Koji Ueno; Part III: Fathers and their Adult Children; * Portraits of Paternity: Middle-Aged and Elderly Fathers' Involvement with Adult Children, Brent A. Taylor, Roseann Giarrusso, Du Feng, and Vern Leo Bengtson; * Closeness and Affection in Father-Son Relationships, Kory Floyd and Jonathan M. Bowman; Part IV: Interpersonal Processes in Men's Relationships; * In the Company of Men: Collective Interdependence in Self-Construals of Masculinity, Barbara Formaniak Turner; * Gender Differences in Negative Social Exchanges: Frequency, Reactions, and Impact, Kris P. Beals and Karen Rook; Part V: Conclusion; * Men's Relationships in Middle and Older Age Barbara Formaniak Turner and Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford.

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  • ISBN13: 9780826136053
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 232
  • ID: 9780826136053
  • ISBN10: 0826136052

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