Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Arising, Ceasing: Hegemonic Masculinity, Complicated Grief, and Mindfulness Based Cogntive Therapy
by Schuman, Joseph Glenn, M.A., Graduate Theological Union, 2020, 51; 27831270
Abstract (Summary)

The grieving process in the wake of losing a close loved one can be especially difficult for men who rely on certain—and arguably ineffective—coping strategies associated with dominant ideals of masculinity. In this paper, I will explore the concept of hegemonic masculinity, its potentially problematic encounter with grief; commonly-deployed, yet often ineffective hegemonic male responses to grief, which can lead to complicated grief. Finally, I will make the case for Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy as a promising modality for treating complicated grief in men who subscribe and/or adhere to dominant ideals of masculinity. MBCT offers these men the opportunity to address their grief through experiential awareness in a supportive group-setting; led by a credentialed, professional facilitator.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Kinst, Daijaku
Commitee: Mitchell, Scott
School: Graduate Theological Union
Department: Historical and Cultural Studies
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 81/12(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Religion, Sociology, Gender studies
Keywords: Bereavement, Grief, Masculinity, Men, Mindfulness, Therapy
Publication Number: 27831270
ISBN: 9798645469924
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