Packaging Boyhood

Packaging Boyhood

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Player. Jock. Slacker. Competitor. Superhero. Goofball. Boys are besieged by images in the media that encourage slacking over studying; competition over teamwork; power over empower - ment; and being cool over being yourself. From cartoons to video games, boys are bombarded with stereotypes about what it means to be a boy, including messages about violence, risktaking, and perfecting an image of just not caring. Straight from the mouths of over 600 boys surveyed from across the U.S., the authors offer parents a long, hard look at what boys are watch ing, reading, hearing, and doing. They give parents advice on how to talk with their sons about these troubling images and provide them with tools to help their sons resist these mes sages and be their unique selves.168a€“69 parentsa#39; talk topics action books, 145 authenticity, 191 bodily functions in books, 128 buddy films, 88 clothing for ... 52 Polar Express, 207 Polaris Ranger RZR, 213 Pollack, William, 8, 15, 223 Polo, 36 Poltergeist, 100a€“101 Pong, 255anbsp;...

Title:Packaging Boyhood
Author:Sharon Lamb, Ed.D., Lyn Mikel Brown, Ed.D., Mark Tappan, Ed.D.
Publisher:Macmillan - 2009-10-13


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