Dying to be Men: Youth, Masculinity and Social Exclusion

Dying to be Men: Youth, Masculinity and Social Exclusion

by Gary Barker

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781134305162
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/04/2005
Series: Sexuality, Culture and Health
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 186
File size: 408 KB

About the Author

Gary Barker is Chief Executive of Instituto Promundo - an NGO based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, working in gender equality, violence prevention, HIV/AIDS and youth development. He has coordinated research and program development on the socialization of young men in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, Asia and North America, in collaboration with international and national organisations. This book is based on nearly 10 years of field work with young men in Brazil, the Caribbean, and the USA and parts of Sub-Sahara Africa, including the author's direct work with young men in these settings in collaboration with governments and NGOs.

Table of Contents

1. Why the Worry about Young Men?  2. Are You a Hippy or a Kicker?: A Personal Story and a Way of Understanding Manhood  3. Don’t Worry, I’m not a Thief: The Story of Joao  4. The Trouble with Young Men: Coming of Age in Social Exclusion  5. In the Headlines: Interpersonal Violence and Gang Involvement  6. No Place at School: Low-Income Young Men and Educational Attainment  7. If You Don’t Work, You Have to Steal: Low Income Young Men and Employment  8. In the Heat of the Moment: Relating to Women, Having Sex  9. Learning to Live with Women, Becoming Fathers  10. Dying to be Men, Living as Men: Conclusions and Final Reflections

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