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Spirituality and the transition to manhood

Smith, Andrew P. (Andrew Philip) 2006, Spirituality and the transition to manhood, Ph.D. thesis, School of Education, Deakin University.


Title Spirituality and the transition to manhood
Author Smith, Andrew P. (Andrew Philip)
Institution Deakin University
School School of Education
Faculty Faculty of Education
Degree name Ph.D.
Date submitted 2006
Keyword(s) Young men - New Zealand
Adulthood - Religious aspects - New Zealand
Summary This thesis explores experiences of transitioning to manhood of a group of New Zealand men, focussing on aspects of spirituality. Participants describe perceptions of masculinity that digress from cultural norms, question the trend to advocate specific 'rites-of-passage', and view faith communities as potentially significant but often irrelevant in practice.
Language eng
Description of original x, 207 leaves ; 30 cm.
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.24210993
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30027035

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