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ERIC Number: EJ824811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1038-2569
Happy to Talk...To a Point: Bereaved Young Men and Emotional Disclosure
McNess, Andrew
Youth Studies Australia, v27 n4 p25-34 Dec 2008
This study focuses upon the social experiences of bereaved young men, with particular emphasis on the social costs of bereavement-related personal disclosure. Their experiences of regulating their social behaviour were suggestive of the persistence of "traditional" notions of masculine identity (e.g. hegemonic masculinity). While this study cautions that opportunities for emotional disclosure should not be viewed as the only form of social support for bereaved young men, its principal assertion is the necessity for emotional disclosure to be socially recognised as a legitimate form of male social expression.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia