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Adolescent boys : exploring diverse cultures in boyhood
Way, Niobe, 1963-
Publication Information:
New York : New York University Press, [2004]

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xv, 380 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Hmong American masculinities : creating new identities in the U.S. / Stacey J. Lee -- Frames of self : capturing working class British boys' identities through photographs / Barbara M. Walker -- Boys in men's clothing : racial socialization and neighborhood safety as buffers to hypervulnerability in African American adolescent males / Howard C. Stevenson -- A relational perspective on boys' identity development / Judy Y. Chu -- Psychological well-being, school adjustment, and problem behavior among Chinese adolescent boys from poor families : does family functioning matter? / Daniel T.L. Shek -- Experiences of trust with parents : a qualitative investigation of African American, Latino, and Asian American boys from low-income families / Elena D. Jeffries and Niobe Way -- The role of father support in the prediction of suicidal ideation among black adolescent males / Darian B. Tarver ... [et al.] -- Peer relationships among Chinese boys : a cross-cultural perspective -- Xinyin Chen ... [et al.] -- Intimacy, desire, and betrayal in the friendships of adolescent boys / Niobe Way -- The influence of peer experiences on bravado attitudes among African American males / Michael Cunningham and Leah Newkirk Meunier -- Boys-on-boy sexuality / Ritch C. Savin-Williams -- Getting close, staying cool : early adolescent boys' experiences with romantic relationships / Deborah L. Tolman ... [et al.] -- Adolescent boys' heterosexual behavior / Joseph H. Pleck, Freya L. Sonenstein, and Leighton Ku -- Immigrant boys' experiences in U.S. schools / Carola Suárez-Orozco and Desirée Baolian Qin-Hilliard -- Understanding the exceptions : how small schools support the achievement of academically successful black boys / Gilberto Q. Conchas and Pedro A. Noguera -- From preschool to middle-school : the role of masculinity in low-income urban adolescent boys' literacy skills and academic achievement / Michelle V. Porche, Stephanie J. Ross, and Catherine E. Snow.

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A flurry of best-selling works has recently urged us to rescue and protect boys. They 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.

Most of this work on boys is based primarily on middle class, white boys. Yet 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 the most up-to-date 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.

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Choice Review

Way (applied psychology, NYU) and Judy Chu (specialist in human development and psychology in education, and primary investigator for the "Learning What Boys Know" research project, Stanford) have put together an excellent book on explorations into the lives of adolescent boys. The essays are rich in diversity, not only in the populations of boys studied, but also in research methodology and theoretical perspective. A thorough reading of this book will take the reader far from the familiar (stereotyped) land of adolescent males; it gently insists on a rethinking of much of what has been said about this group's social and sexual development. Following an orienting introduction, the book offers 16 consistently clear essays organized into five sections: identity, family relationships, friends and peers, sexuality and romantic relationships, and schooling. The essays focus on "marginalized" subpopulations in a well-justified effort to demonstrate that many insights are derived from groups not part of the mainstream. The concentration on qualitative method makes clear the richness of possibilities offered by this method; individual chapters will be useful supplemental reading for undergraduate courses investigating qualitative methods. ^BSumming Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through faculty. J. F. Heberle Albright College