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ix, 550 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Introduction: Human beings : an engendered species
  • Ordained by nature : biology constructs the sexes
  • Spanning the world : culture constructs gender difference
  • "So, that explains it" : psychoanalytic and developmental perspectives on gender
  • The social construction of gender relations
  • The gendered family : biology constructs the sexes
  • The gendered classroom
  • Gender and religion
  • Separate and unequal : the gendered world of work
  • The gender of politics and the politics of gender
  • The gendered media
  • Gendered intimacies : friendship and love
  • The gendered body
  • The gender of violence
  • Epilogue: "A degendered society"?
Green Library
152 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm
  • Prologue : the talk
  • The second change : Malcolm and the body
  • The third change : Mecca and the death of mythology
  • PART 2. THE SOOTY DETAILS OF THE SCENE. The fourth change : New York and the death of mercy
  • The fifth change : Gettysburg and the long war
  • The sixth change : Chicago and the streets
  • PART 3. A GRASSY CLEARING. The seventh change : eyes open to the world
  • The eighth change : the blast
  • Epilogue : into the world.
"For Ta-Nehisi Coates, history has always been personal. At every stage of his life, he's sought in his explorations of history answers to the mysteries that surrounded him--most urgently, why he, and other black people he knew, seemed to live in fear ... In [this book], Coates takes readers along on his journey through America's history of race and its contemporary resonances through a series of awakenings--moments when he discovered some new truth about our long, tangled history of race, whether through his myth-busting professors at Howard University, a trip to a Civil War battlefield with a rogue historian, a journey to Chicago's South Side to visit aging survivors of 20th century America's 'long war on black people,' or a visit with the mother of a beloved friend who was shot down by the police"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
xv, 227 pages ; 24 cm
  • Entering boys' world
  • Boys' relational capabilities
  • Socialization and its discontents
  • Boys versus the mean team
  • Boys' awareness, agency, and adaptation
  • Parents' perspectives on boys' predicament.
When Judy Y. Chu first encountered the four-year-old boys we meet in this book, they were experiencing a social initiation into boyhood. They were initially astute in picking up on other people's emotions, emotionally present in their relationships, and competent in their navigation of the human social world. However, the boys gradually appeared less perceptive, articulate, and responsive, and became more guarded and subdued in their relationships as they learned to prove that they are boys primarily by showing that they are not girls. Based on a two-year study of boys aged four to six, When Boys Become Boys offers a new way of thinking about boys' development. Chu finds that behaviors typically viewed as "natural" for boys reflect an adaptation to cultures that require boys to be emotionally stoic, competitive, and aggressive if they are to be accepted as "real boys." Yet even as boys begin to reap the social benefits of aligning with norms of masculine behavior, they pay a psychological and relational price for hiding parts of their authentic selves. Through documenting boys' perceptions of the obstacles they face and the pressures they feel to conform, and showing that their compliance with norms of masculine behavior is neither automatic nor inevitable, this accessible and engaging book provides insight into ways in which adults can foster boys' healthy resistance and help them to access a broader range of options for expressing themselves.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780814764800 20160616
Green Library
326 p. ; 22 cm.
"Boys are emotionally illiterate and don't want intimate friendships." In this empirically grounded challenge to our stereotypes about boys and men, Niobe Way reveals the intense intimacy among teenage boys especially during early and middle adolescence. Boys not only share their deepest secrets and feelings with their closest male friends, they claim that without them they would go "wacko." Yet as boys become men, they become distrustful, lose these friendships, and feel isolated and alone. Drawing from hundreds of interviews conducted throughout adolescence with black, Latino, white, and Asian American boys, Deep Secrets reveals the ways in which we have been telling ourselves a false story about boys, friendships, and human nature. Boys' descriptions of their male friendships sound more like "something out of Love Story than Lord of the Flies." Yet in late adolescence, boys feel they have to "man up" by becoming stoic and independent. Vulnerable emotions and intimate friendships are for girls and gay men. "No homo" becomes their mantra. These findings are alarming, given what we know about links between friendships and health, and even longevity. Rather than a "boy crisis, " Way argues that boys are experiencing a "crisis of connection" because they live in a culture where human needs and capacities are given a sex (female) and a sexuality (gay), and thus discouraged for those who are neither. Way argues that the solution lies with exposing the inaccuracies of our gender stereotypes and fostering these critical relationships and fundamental human skills.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780674046641 20160603
Green Library
Green Library