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Adolescent Boys: Exploring Diverse Cultures of Boyhood Judy Y. Chu

Adolescent Boys: Exploring Diverse Cultures of Boyhood

Judy Y. Chu

Published January 1st 2004
ISBN : 9780814793855
Paperback
380 pages
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 About the Book 

Many books have described how boys are failing at school, acting out, or shutting down emotionally. Lost in much of the ensuing public conversation are the boys themselves - the texture of their lives and the ways in which they resist stereotypicalMoreMany books have described how boys are failing at school, acting out, or shutting down emotionally. Lost in much of the ensuing public conversation are the boys themselves - the texture of their lives and the ways in which they resist stereotypical representations of them. boys from poor and working class families as well as those from African American, Latino, and Asian American backgrounds need to be understood in their own terms and not just as a contrast to white or middle class boys. Adolescent Boys brings together empirical research focused on understanding the development of boys from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. The authors show how the contexts of boys lives, such as the schools they attend shape their identities and relationships. The research in this book will help professionals and parents understand the diversity and richness of boys experiences.