Privileging the bromance: a critical appraisal of romantic and bromantic relationships

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622456
Title:
Privileging the bromance: a critical appraisal of romantic and bromantic relationships
Authors:
Robinson, Stefan; White, Adam John ( 0000-0002-6865-8197 ) ; Anderson, Eric
Abstract:
In this research, utilising data from 30 semi-structured interviews, we examine how  heterosexual undergraduate men compare their experiences of bromances to that of their romantic relationships (romances). We find that the increasingly intimate, emotive and trusting nature of bromances offers young men a new social space for emotional disclosure, outside of traditional heterosexual relationships. Participants state that the lack of boundaries and judgement in a bromance is expressed as emotionally rivalling the benefits of a heterosexual romance. Our participants mostly determined that a bromance offered them elevated emotional stability, enhanced emotional disclosure, social fulfilment, and better conflict resolution, compared to the emotional lives they shared with girlfriends. Thus, this research provides an empirically grounded conceptual framework for understanding men’s view of close homosocial relationships in comparison to their romantic relationship in the 21st century.
Affiliation:
University of Bedfordshire; University of Winchester
Citation:
Robinson S, White AJ, Anderson E (2017) 'Privileging the Bromance: A critical appraisal of Romantic and Bromantic Relationships', Men and Masculinities.
Publisher:
Sage
Journal:
Men and Masculinities
Issue Date:
12-Oct-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10547/622456
DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1177/1097184X17730386
Additional Links:
http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1097184X17730386?journalCode=jmma
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1097-184X
Appears in Collections:
Sport and physical activity

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dc.contributor.authorRobinson, Stefanen
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Adam Johnen
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Ericen
dc.date.accessioned2018-01-02T10:09:41Z-
dc.date.available2018-01-02T10:09:41Z-
dc.date.issued2017-10-12-
dc.identifier.citationRobinson S, White AJ, Anderson E (2017) 'Privileging the Bromance: A critical appraisal of Romantic and Bromantic Relationships', Men and Masculinities.en
dc.identifier.issn1097-184X-
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.1177/1097184X17730386-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/622456-
dc.description.abstractIn this research, utilising data from 30 semi-structured interviews, we examine how  heterosexual undergraduate men compare their experiences of bromances to that of their romantic relationships (romances). We find that the increasingly intimate, emotive and trusting nature of bromances offers young men a new social space for emotional disclosure, outside of traditional heterosexual relationships. Participants state that the lack of boundaries and judgement in a bromance is expressed as emotionally rivalling the benefits of a heterosexual romance. Our participants mostly determined that a bromance offered them elevated emotional stability, enhanced emotional disclosure, social fulfilment, and better conflict resolution, compared to the emotional lives they shared with girlfriends. Thus, this research provides an empirically grounded conceptual framework for understanding men’s view of close homosocial relationships in comparison to their romantic relationship in the 21st century.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherSageen
dc.relation.urlhttp://journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/10.1177/1097184X17730386?journalCode=jmmaen
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dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectmenen
dc.subjectbromanceen
dc.titlePrivileging the bromance: a critical appraisal of romantic and bromantic relationshipsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Bedfordshireen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Winchesteren
dc.identifier.journalMen and Masculinitiesen
dc.date.updated2018-01-02T09:32:41Z-
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