The Company They Keep

Author: William M. Bukowski
Editor: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521627252
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Friendship is one of life's most essential and rewarding forms of interaction--a feature of every culture that most persons experience daily. While most research efforts on friendship have concentrated on such issues as peer acceptance and dyadic properties, there has been little exploration of friendship's role in a child's social and emotional growth. The Company They Keep provides a forum in which a group of internationally recognized scholars presents the major conceptual issues, themes, goals, methodological strategies and findings from their research on friendship. Contributors explore a variety of topics, including cultural variations in childrens' and adolescents' friendships, the association between friendship and cognitive and personality development, the effect of friendship on adjustment, and the links between experience within the family and relationships with friends.

Communication And Women S Friendships

Author: Janet Doubler Ward
Editor: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879726430
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Eleven original essays offer a variety of perspectives on the changing ways in which women's friendships have been viewed. The contributors discuss the fundamental values of women's friendships and communication in order to understand the many parallels and intersections between literature and life. This anthology suggests that women's friendships are to be greatly valued—indeed treasured —as significant parts of women's lives.

Toxic Friends

Author: Susan Shapiro Barash
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1429984023
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A woman can always count on are her friends—right? But what if those friendships are hurtful, harmful, even toxic? Susan Shapiro Barash explores the ten types of female friends and shows you why and how women get stuck with the worst kinds, the ways to get "unstuck, and how to recognize a true friend." For example: • The Leader of the Pack—it's all on her terms • The Doormat—and why you're the one paying the price • The Misery Lover—she wants to feel your pain. Really. • The User—and why you seldom see her coming • The Trophy Friend—and what you gain from each other Provocative and fascinating, Susan Shapiro Barash looks at the bonds (and bondage) of female friendships in a new light.

Lesbian Friendships

Author: Jacqueline S. Weinstock
Editor: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814774731
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Friends as lovers; lovers as friends; ex-lovers as friends; ex-lovers as family; friends as family; communities of friends; lesbian community. These are just a few of the phrases heard often in the daily discourse of lesbian life. What significance do they have for lesbians? Do lesbians view friends as family and what does this analogy mean? What sorts of friendships exist between lesbians? What sorts of friendships do lesbians form with non-lesbian women, or with men? These and other questions regarding the kinds of friendships lesbians imagine and experience have rarely been addressed. Lesbian Friendships focuses on actual accounts of friendships involving lesbians and examines a number of issues, including the transition from friends to lovers and/or lovers to friends, erotic attraction in friendship, diverse identities among lesbians, and friendships across sexuality and/or gender lines.

The Development Of Children S Friendships

Author: Steven R. Asher
Editor: CUP Archive
ISBN: 9780521298063
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From the perspectives of a wide range of disciplines, this volume studies a variety of cognitive and affective processes in the context of children's friendships.

Straight Women Gay Men

Author: Robert H. Hopcke
Editor: Council Oak Books
ISBN: 9781885171610
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Straight women and gay men share their insights into this special relationship, exploring issues of gender, stereotyping, and societal pressure. Original.

Crossing The Racial Divide Close Friendships Between Black And White Americans

Author: Kathleen Korgen
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313014167
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In interviews in cities and towns across the United States, from New York to Los Angeles, and from Madison to Dallas, members of 40 black and white pairs of friends reflect on how they became friends, how racial issues are addressed, and how their friendships have influenced their views and, in some cases, their actions. Utilizing a sociological framework to examine the friendships, Korgen offers readers a rare glimpse into an even rarer phenomenon and sheds light on important aspects of race relations in America. How do close friendships between blacks and whites develop? Why are cross-racial friendships so rare? How do these friendships navigate the issue of race? Crossing the Racial Divide answers these questions through a lively discussion of the problems and issues and through the voices of members of cross-racial friendships. In interviews in cities and towns across the United States, from New York to Los Angeles, and from Madison to Dallas, members of 40 black and white pairs of friends reflect on how they became friends, how racial issues are addressed, and how their friendships have influenced their views and, in some cases, their actions. Utilizing a sociological framework to examine the friendships, Korgen offers readers a rare glimpse into an even rarer phenomenon and sheds light on important aspects of race relations in America. Challenging both the traditional notion that blacks and whites are opposites and the increasingly popular notion of colorblindness, the author reveals that, while close black/white friendships follow the concept of homophily, we cannot just wish away the tensions and disparities that exist between most white and black Americans. Cross-racial friendships provide a unique perspective that makes racism and racial separation both more visible and more vulnerable. Put into sociological context, the stories revealed in this book make evident the institutional barriers existing between most black and white Americans and offer insight into the means to dismantle them.

The Friendships Of Women

Author: William Rounseville Alger
Editor:
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The author was a member of the Concord transcendentalist circle which also included Cairns authors Margaret Fuller and Louisa May Alcott.

Friendships Of Purpose

Author: Edna Ellison
Editor: New Hope Publishers
ISBN: 1563099012
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Third in the Friend to Friend series, this six-week interactive study of the Book of Ephesians is designed for two friends to experience together. For those eager for support and fellowship in their Christian lives, Ephesians demonstrates the benefits of the family of God. The Book of Ephesians teaches members of the Christian family about the gifts and heritage God has given His children, and shows how we can “walk worthy of the calling with which you were called” (Ephesians 4:1 NKJV).

Uncommon Friendships

Author: William Young
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621893944
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Uncommon Friendships explores the often-overlooked dynamic of interreligious friendships, considering their significance for how we think about contemporary religious thought. By exploring the dynamics of three relationships between important religious thinkers--Franz Rosenzweig and Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, Emmanuel Levinas and Maurice Blanchot, and Julia Kristeva and Catherine Clement--this study demonstrates the ways such friendships enable innovation and transformation within religious traditions. For each pair of thinkers, the sustained engagement and disagreement between them becomes central to their religious and philosophical development, helping them to respond effectively and creatively to issues and problems facing their communities and societies. Through a rereading of their work, Young shows how such friendships can help us rethink religion, aesthetics, education, and politics--as well as friendship itself.