Adolescent Boys: Exploring Diverse Cultures of Boyhood / Edition 1

Adolescent Boys: Exploring Diverse Cultures of Boyhood / Edition 1

by Niobe Way, Judy Y. Chu, Michael Kimmel
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814793851

ISBN-13: 9780814793855

Pub. Date: 01/01/2004

Publisher: New York University Press

A flurry of best-selling works has recently urged us to rescue and protect boys. They have described how boys are failing at school, acting out, or shutting down emotionally. Lost in much of the ensuing public conversation are the boys themselves—the texture of their lives and the ways in which they resist stereotypical representations of them.

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A flurry of best-selling works has recently urged us to rescue and protect boys. They have described how boys are failing at school, acting out, or shutting down emotionally. Lost in much of the ensuing public conversation are the boys themselves—the texture of their lives and the ways in which they resist stereotypical representations of them.

Most of this work on boys is based primarily on middle class, white boys. Yet boys from poor and working class families as well as those from African American, Latino, and Asian American backgrounds need to be understood in their own terms and not just as a contrast to white or middle class boys. Adolescent Boys brings together the most up-to-date empirical research focused on understanding the development of boys from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.

The authors show how the contexts of boys' lives, such as the schools they attend shape their identities and relationships. The research in this book will help professionals and parents understand the diversity and richness of boys' experiences.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814793855
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
01/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
380
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Pt. IIdentity Development
1Hmong American Masculinities: Creating New Identities in the United States13
2Frames of Self: Capturing Working-Class British Boys' Identities through Photographs31
3Boys in Men's Clothing: Racial Socialization and Neighborhood Safety as Buffers to Hypervulnerability in African American Adolescent Males59
4A Relational Perspective on Adolescent Boy's Identity Development78
Pt. IIFamily Relationships
5Experiences of Trust with Parents: A Qualitative Investigation of African American, Latino, and Asian American Boys from Low-Income Families107
6Psychological Well-Being, School Adjustment, and Problem Behavior among Chinese Adolescent Boys from Poor Families: Does Family Functioning Matter?129
7The Role of Father Support in the Prediction of Suicidal Ideation among Black Adolescent Males144
Pt. IIIFriends and Peers
8Intimacy, Desire, and Distrust in the Friendships of Adolescent Boys167
9Peer Relationships among Chinese Boys: A Cross-Cultural Perspective197
10The Influence of Peer Experiences on Bravado Attitudes among African American Males219
Pt. IVSexuality and Romantic Relationships
11Getting Close, Staying Cool: Early Adolescent Boys' Experiences with Romantic Relationships235
12Adolescent Boys' Heterosexual Behavior256
13Boy-on-Boy Sexuality271
Pt. VSchooling
14Immigrant Boys' Experiences in U.S. Schools295
15Understanding the Exceptions: How Small Schools Support the Achievement of Academically Successful Black Boys317
16From Preschool to Middle School: The Role of Masculinity in Low-Income Urban Adolescent Boys' Literacy Skills and Academic Achievement338
About the Contributors361
Index367

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