Packaging Boyhood: Saving Our Sons from Superheroes, Slackers, and Other Media Stereotypes

Packaging Boyhood: Saving Our Sons from Superheroes, Slackers, and Other Media Stereotypes

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by Sharon Lamb, Lyn Mikel Brown, Mark Tappan
     
 

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Player. Jock. Slacker. Competitor. Superhero. Goofball. Boys are besieged by images in the media that encourage slacking over studying; competition over teamwork; power over empower - ment; and being cool over being yourself. From cartoons to video games, boys are bombarded with stereotypes about what it means to be a boy, including messages about violence,… See more details below

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Player. Jock. Slacker. Competitor. Superhero. Goofball. Boys are besieged by images in the media that encourage slacking over studying; competition over teamwork; power over empower - ment; and being cool over being yourself. From cartoons to video games, boys are bombarded with stereotypes about what it means to be a boy, including messages about violence, risktaking, and perfecting an image of just not caring. Straight from the mouths of over 600 boys surveyed from across the U.S., the authors offer parents a long, hard look at what boys are watch ing, reading, hearing, and doing. They give parents advice on how to talk with their sons about these troubling images and provide them with tools to help their sons resist these mes sages and be their unique selves.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429983259
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
10/13/2009
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
File size:
1 MB

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