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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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Introduction

Introduction

Chapter:
(p.3) Introduction
Source:
Buddy System
Author(s):

Geoffrey L. Greif

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195326420.003.0001

The author has been playing poker with the same guys for 40 years. The poker game is used as a beginning template for looking at friendship types. The typology of men's friendships, must, trust, rust, and just is discussed. The outline of the book, the methods used for the study, and the purpose of the book are also presented.

Keywords:   men's friendships, poker, trust

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