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Challenging Macho Values - David Jackson

Paperback Published: 24th January 1996
ISBN: 9780750704847
Number Of Pages: 320

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This text confronts the complacent assumption that "boys will be boys" which has resulted in a widespread blindness about the problem of boys in school. It challenges the culture of aggressive manliness within which most boys have grown up and the destructive masculinity that they learn later in life. This challenging is done by critically investigating the key social forces that shape boys - insults, put-downs, sport and the making of masculine bodies and militaristic culture. The book is a balance between theories on boys and classroom practice. Each chapter has a thematic introduction, a series of classroom strategies (including practical suggestions for classroom use), and an "in the classroom" section which includes a short account of working with boys on some of these themes in an inner-city comprehensive school.

Acknowledgmentsp. vi
Prefacep. ix
Introduction: Why Should Schools Take Working with Adolescent Boys Seriously?p. 1
The Secondary School as a Gendered Institutionp. 18
Boys' Sexualitiesp. 40
Sexual Harassmentp. 86
Violence and Bullyingp. 104
Media Education, Boys and Masculinitiesp. 139
Language as a Weaponp. 166
The Ideal Manly Bodyp. 189
School Sport and the Making of Boys and Menp. 204
Boys' Well-Being: Learning to Take Care of Themselves and Othersp. 216
How Boys Become 'Real Lads': Life Stories About the Making of Boysp. 232
Playing Warp. 250
Fathers and Sonsp. 274
Bibliographyp. 292
Indexp. 298
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ISBN: 9780750704847
ISBN-10: 0750704845
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 24th January 1996
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1