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Men in Relationships

SKU# 9780826136053

A New Look from a Life Course Perspective


  • Victoria Bedford PhD
  • Barbara Turner PhD

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For the first time, experts in the areas of psychology, masculinities, social psychology, personal relationships, communication, gender studies, and clinical psychology offer their collective views on the interpersonal relationships of men.

From relationships men have with their wives to relationships men have with their brothers and friends, this dynamic presentation offers a unique perspective and explores diverse points of life with a focus on middle to old age. Engaging commentary provides useful overviews of traditional and current topics including:

  • The Dilemma of Masculinity in Culture
  • The Married Man's Vulnerability at Midlife
  • Masculinity and Men's Romantic and Sexual Relationships
  • Men's Friendships
  • The Fathers' Involvement With Adult Children
  • Closeness and Affection in Father-Son Relationships
  • Gender Differences in Negative Social Exchanges
  • Men's Relationships

An excellent reference for clinical and counseling psychologists, gerontologists, social workers, marriage and family therapists, as well as students.

Product Details 

  • Publication Date June 27, 2006
  • Page Count 272
  • Product Form Hardback
  • ISBN 13 9780826136053
  • EISBN 9780826197610

Table of Contents 

    Preface, Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford and Barbara Formaniak Turner
    Foreword, Richard A. Settersten, Jr.
    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
  1. The Dilemma of Masculinity and Culture, Bertram J. Cohler and Gabriel D. Smith
  2. Men and Their Wives: Why Are Some Married Men Vulnerable at Midlife?, Margaret Hellie Huyck and David Leo Gutmann

  3. Images of Masculinity as Predictors of Men's Romantic and Sexual Relationships, Vera Sonja Maass

  4. Part II: Men's Relationships with Brothers and Friends
  5. "Shooting the Bull": Cohort Comparisons of Fraternal Intimacy in Mid-life and Old Age, Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford and Paula Smith Avioli
  6. Middle-Aged and Older Adult Men's Friendships, Rebecca G. Adams and Koji Ueno

  7. Part III: Fathers and Their Adult Children
  8. Portraits of Paternity: Middle-Aged and Elderly Fathers' Involvement with Adult Children, Brent A. Taylor, Roseann Giarrusso, Du Feng, and Vern Leo Bengtson
  9. Closeness and Affection in Father-Son Relationships, Kory Floyd and Jonathan M. Bowman

  10. Part IV: Interpersonal Processes in Men's Relationships
  11. In the Company of Men: Collective Interdependence in Self-Construals of Masculinity, Barbara Formaniak Turner
  12. Gender Differences in Negative Social Exchanges: Frequency, Reactions, and Impact, Kris P. Beals and Karen Rook

  13. Part V: Conclusion
  14. Men's Relationships in Middle and Older Age, Barbara Formaniak Turner and Victoria Hilkevitch Bedford