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Deep Secrets: Boys' Friendships and the Crisis of Connection

Deep Secrets: Boys' Friendships and the Crisis of Connection

by Niobe Way


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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)

About the Author

Niobe Way is Professor of Applied Psychology at New York University and director of the Ph.D. program in Developmental Psychology.

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

What People are Saying About This

Pedro A. Noguera

Way's moving analysis of the intimate lives of boys challenges the reader to reconsider many of the widely held assumptions about what it means to grow up male in America today. By sharing their stories of loss, their fears of rejection, their hopes and dreams of connection, Way introduces us to the world of adolescent males so that we can see them as they are and not as we may have imagined.
Pedro A. Noguera, author of The Trouble with Black Boys

Gary Barker

Deep Secrets is a much needed and insightful book. Niobe Way rescues us from the simplistic view that 'boys will be boys' to reveal the depth of boys' emotional lives. From her careful and extensive research over two decades comes a compelling and memorable portrait of real boys' lives.
Gary Barker, author of Dying to Be Men: Youth, Masculinity, and Social Exclusion

Michael Kaufman

The book that changes the discussion about boys. Let the secret out!
Michael Kaufman, author of Cracking the Armour: Power, Pain, and the Lives of Men

Michael C. Reichert

In Way's groundbreaking Deep Secrets, boys who have long been obscured by cultural myths come alive and let us all in on their most promising, most human dimensions. This is a book that should start educators and parents rethinking how we support our sons' lives.
Michael C. Reichert, coauthor of Reaching Boys, Teaching Boys

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