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Author Salisbury, Jonathan.

Title Challenging macho values : practical ways of working with adolescent boys / Jonathan Salisbury, David Jackson
Published London ; Washington, D.C. : Falmer Press, 1996


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Description x, 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents Acting Hard - A poem / David Jackson -- Preface / Jeff Hearn -- 1. Introduction: Why Should Schools Take Working with Adolescent Boys Seriously? -- 2. The Secondary School as a Gendered Institution -- 3. Boys' Sexualities -- 4. Sexual Harassment -- 5. Violence and Bullying -- 6. Media Education, Boys and Masculinities -- 7. Language as a Weapon -- 8. The Ideal Manly Body -- 9. School Sport and the Making of Boys and Men -- 10. Boys' Well-being: Learning to Take Care of Themselves and Others -- 11. How Boys Become Real Lads: Life Stories about the Making of Boys -- 12. Playing War -- 13. Fathers and Sons
Summary This highly readable, insightful and penetrating book brings to light the key social forces that shape the boys of today - media portrayal of heroic manliness, the emphasis on boys' virility rather than their sexuality, bullying, sexual harassment, verbal insults and putdowns, sport and the making of masculine bodies, and militaristic culture - and suggests practical ways of challenging and changing destructive patterns of behaviour
Using a mix of the latest theory on boys, men and masculinities and candid accounts of classroom-based practice in an inner-city school, Challenging Macho Values examines the hidden problem of what is happening to our adolescent boys today - why they are disruptive, damaging to themselves and others, and underachieving. In this book, Salisbury and Jackson challenge the culture of aggressive manliness within which most boys have grown up. They believe that boys aren't driven to violence because of boredom or because 'boys will be boys'. Rather, boys as well as men are being affected by a loss of purpose and direction as the familiar face of men's working and home roles are crumbling. Boys are entering a shifting world of much greater uncertainty and in this collapsing world many boys and young men are feeling lost and confused
Analysis Adolescents Attitudes
Great Britain
Adolescents Attitudes
Great Britain
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 292-297) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Masculinity -- Great Britain.
Teenage boys -- Sexual behavior -- Great Britain.
Teenage boys -- Education (Secondary) -- Great Britain.
Teenage boys -- Great Britain -- Psychology.
Adolescent [MESH]
Education [MESH]
Father-Child Relations [MESH]
Father-Child Relations.
Gender Identity [MESH]
Gender Identity.
Men [MESH]
Sexual Harassment [MESH]
Sexual Harassment.
Sexuality [MESH]
Violence [MESH]
Author Jackson, David, 1940-
LC no. 95023593
ISBN 0750704837 (cased : alk. paper)
0750704845 (paperback: alk. paper)