Deep Secrets: Boys' Friendships and the Crisis of Connection

Deep Secrets: Boys' Friendships and the Crisis of Connection

by Niobe Way
     
 

Deep Secrets reveals the false story we tell about boys, friendships, and human nature. Niobe Way argues that boys experience a “crisis of connection” as they approach manhood. Human needs and capacities are given a sex (female) and a sexuality (gay), and thus are discouraged for those who are neither.See more details below

Overview

Deep Secrets reveals the false story we tell about boys, friendships, and human nature. Niobe Way argues that boys experience a “crisis of connection” as they approach manhood. Human needs and capacities are given a sex (female) and a sexuality (gay), and thus are discouraged for those who are neither.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674046641
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
03/15/2011
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

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Table of Contents

1 The Hidden Landscape of Boys' Friendships 1

2 Investigating Boys, Friendships, and Human Nature 37

Part I Friendships during Early and Middle Adolescence

3 "Sometimes You Need to Spill Your Heart Out to Somebody" 91

4 Boys with Feelings 117

5 Nick and George: Stories of Resistance 143

Part II Friendships during Late Adolescence

6 "When You Grow Up, Your Heart Dies" 183

7 As Boys Become Men 209

8 Fernando and Danny 229

9 The Crisis of Connection 262

Notes 283

Acknowledgments 315

Index 319

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