Boys Will Be Boys: Breaking the Link Between Masculinity and Violence

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Lantern Books, 2002 M11 1 - 386 pages
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Miedzian provides a thorough investigation of the numerous factors influencing aggression and violence in American males. In addition, she also provides descriptions and proposals for interventions, social action, and solutions to break the link between masculinity and violence. The book is separated into three major parts: 1) The Problem: The acceptance of violence as a way of life; 2) Toward a Solution: Raising sons for the twenty-first century; 3) Conclusions: Beyond the masculine mystique. Throughout, Miedzian emphasizes that because males have a high potential for aggression and violence, every effort should be made to encourage and model for males those qualities that are counter to violence. She illustrates the large extent to which our culture currently (and historically) encourages qualities and values that increase a male's propensity for violence.

 

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BOYS WILL BE BOYS: How We Encourage Violence in Our Sons and What We Can Do to Stop It

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Here, Miedzian (scholar-in-residence at the Center for American Cultural Studies at Columbia Univ.) presents an exhaustively researched analysis of the inflammatory effects of contemporary American ... Read full review

Boys will be boys: breaking the link between masculinity and violence

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Why do some boys become violent men? Miedzian's research indicts absent fathers and the "culture of violence" that promotes war toys, violent films and music, brutal sports, and bigotry. Includes tested school programs for changing the "male mind-set." (LJ 6/1/91) Read full review

Contents

PREFACE
Where Have All the Fathers Gone?
The Culture of Violence
The Babysitter That Teaches Violence
When the Toy Store Looks Like a Military Arsenal
STATISTICS
INDEX
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