Happy to talk.... to a point : bereaved young men and emotional disclosure

McNess, Andrew 2008, Happy to talk.... to a point : bereaved young men and emotional disclosure, Youth studies Australia, vol. 27, no. 4, pp. 25-34.


Title Happy to talk.... to a point : bereaved young men and emotional disclosure
Author(s) McNess, Andrew
Journal name Youth studies Australia
Volume number 27
Issue number 4
Start page 25
End page 34
Publisher Australian Clearinghouse for Youth Studies
Place of publication Hobart, Tas.
Publication date 2008-12
ISSN 1038-2569
Keyword(s) death
youth
emotions
counselling
Summary This study focuses upon the social experiences of bereaved young men, with particular emphasis on the social costs of bereavement-related personal disclosure. Participants' 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.
Language eng
Field of Research 160899 Sociology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 929999 Health not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
HERDC collection year 2008
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30017557

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Nursing and Midwifery
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