CovertIntimacy

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Covert Intimacy: Closeness In Men’s Friendships Swain, S. (2001). Covert intimacy: Closeness in men’s friendships. In T. F. Cohen's (Ed.), Men and masculinity: A text reader (pp. 131-145). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth. 1. How does Swain feel about the male deficit model? 2. What is the “feminization of love”? (p.132) Do you believe this bias exists? If so, what are the implications of this bias for women? For men? 3. Swain mentions separate restrooms as an example of sex-segregated boundaries. What are some examples you’ve seen of sex-segregated boundaries? 4. Swain mentions the sex-segregation of boys and girls prior to junior high school. Did you have many friends of the opposite sex prior to then? 5. Swain mentions that men and women develop different patterns of language and
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Unformatted text preview: behavior during adolescence. Do you find yourself talking differently (a different language?) with men than with women? What does this language sound like? What are some of the things that would be easier to talk over with a guy? With a woman? 6. For men: What were the most meaningful times that you spent with your men friends? What made it meaningful? For women: What were the most meaningful times that you spent with your women friends? What made it meaningful? 7. For men: How do you know if your men friends like you? For women: How do you know if your women friends like you? (Indicators of intimacy between male friends: reciprocity of assistance, physical gestures, joking behavior) 8. When is it appropriate to hug a friend?...
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This test prep was uploaded on 04/18/2008 for the course IPC 362 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at Central Mich..

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