From Boys to Men

From Boys to Men

From Boys to Men empowers parents with insights, tips and a common-sense approach to help all boys - and their families - thrive as they progress through adolescence, offering hope for a future of adventure, stability, engagement and ...

Author: Maggie Dent

Publisher: Macmillan Publishers Aus.

ISBN: 9781760982805

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 300

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One of Australia's favourite boy experts on how to help teen boys to develop into good men. For boys, adolescence can be a confusing minefield and parents are often bewildered as to how to best guide their precious sons. Many parents wake one day to find that their beautiful little boys have grown into silent, withdrawn, sometimes angry and often unmotivated tweens and teens. Well-known Australian author, parenting and resilience educator, and one of Australia's favourite boy experts Maggie Dent, offers parents and guardians a compassionate and practical guidebook, packed with advice and ground-breaking techniques on how to stay calm and: - Communicate effectively to defuse conflict - 'Unstick' an unmotivated son - Teach them to cope with loss and failure, and how to recover - Help them foster healthy friendships and intimate relationships - Navigate technology and the digital world. From Boys to Men empowers parents with insights, tips and a common-sense approach to help all boys - and their families - thrive as they progress through adolescence, offering hope for a future of adventure, stability, engagement and connection. Featuring a Foreword by Michael Gurian
Categories: Family & Relationships

From Boys to Men

From Boys to Men

From boys to men : An overview Tamara Shefer , Kopano Ratele , Anna Strebel ,
Nokuthula Shabalala & Rosemarie Buikema INTRODUCTION It has become
increasingly popular in South Africa and internationally to theorise about and ...

Author: Tamara Shefer

Publisher: Juta and Company Ltd

ISBN: 1919895035

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

View: 794

Representing the work of some of the best-known theorists and researchers in masculinities and feminism in South Africa, this highly original work is comprised of a collection of papers presented at the "From Boys to Men" conference held in January 2005. Based on rich ethnographic studies in South Africa and elsewhere in in the continent, this collection addresses the argument that because South African feminine studies are fraught with problems, boys and men should be included in all research and intervention work studying gender equality and transformation. Chapters examine several issues of the African male psyche, such as varying identifiers of manhood, teenage masculinity, paternal responsibility, and the impact of HIV/AIDS in the region.
Categories: Social Science

From Boys to Men

From Boys to Men

3 Separating the Men from the Beasts : Medieval Universities and Masculine
Formation If the acquisition of masculinity in the European later Middle Ages was
primarily a matter of proving oneself against others , nowhere was this more true
 ...

Author: Ruth Mazo Karras

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812218345

Category: History

Page: 246

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While the social identity of women in medieval society hinged largely on the ritual of marriage, identity for men was derived from belonging to a particular group. Knights, monks, apprentices, guildsmen all underwent a process of initiation into their unique subcultures. As From Boys to Men shows, the process of this socialization reveals a great deal about medieval ideas of what it meant to be a man—as distinguished from a boy, from a woman, and even from a beast. In an exploration of the creation of adult masculine identities in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries, From Boys to Men takes a close look at the roles of men through the lens of three distinct institutions: the university, the aristocratic household and court, and the craft workshop. Ruth Mazo Karras demonstrates that, while men in the later Middle Ages were defined as the opposite of women, this was never the only factor in determining their role in society. A knight proved himself against other men by the successful use of violence as well as by successful control of women. University scholars proved themselves against each other through a violence that was metaphorical and against other men by their Latinity and their use of the tools of logic and rationality. Craft workers proved their manhood by achieving independent householder status. Drawing on sources throughout Northern Europe, including court records and other administrative documents, prescriptive texts such as instructions for dubbing to knighthood, biographies, and imaginative literature, From Boys to Men sheds new light on how young men were trained to take their place in medieval society and the implications of that training for the construction of gender in the Middle Ages. Rescuing maleness from its classification as an ungendered category, From Boys to Men unravels what it meant to be men in a womanless context, revealing the common threads that emerge from the study of young manhood in various disparate institutional settings.
Categories: History

From Boys to Men

From Boys to Men

Men are the weaker sex. ... By the time of birth, that ratio has changed: 105 boys
are born for every 100 girls. • Boys are more likely than girls to die from nearly
every cause imaginable, from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) to drowning,
 ...

Author: Emily Senay

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439145873

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 640

View: 892

THE GROUNDBREAKING GUIDEBOOK ON THE HEALTH OF BOYS AND MEN -- FOR THE WOMEN WHO LOVE THEM Men are likely to die, on average, nearly six years earlier than women -- and they have higher mortality rates for many of the leading causes of death in America, including heart disease, accidents, suicide, chronic liver disease, and cancer. The women in their lives -- mothers, wives, girlfriends, sisters, and daughters -- are traditionally charged with managing their health concerns. From Boys to Men is a unique resource designed to arm women with much-needed information about men's health issues and to help them educate their male loved ones on how to take care of themselves. Filled with Dr. Senay's expert medical advice, personal anecdotes, and a healthy dose of humor, From Boys to Men will resonate with women of every age and stage of life. TOPICS INCLUDE: BOYS Health issues unique to infants · the most dangerous threats to teenage boys· learning disabilities and developmental disorders · gender issues · sportsmanship · body image · sex and sexuality MEN Preventative care · emotional needs and disorders · stress and depression · high cholesterol and blood pressure · coping with illness · sexual dysfunction...and more.
Categories: Health & Fitness

From Boys to Men

From Boys to Men

Answers questions about the physical, emotional, sexual, and social changes that teenage boys undergo during adolescence.

Author: Michael Gurian

Publisher:

ISBN: 0843174838

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 86

View: 567

Answers questions about the physical, emotional, sexual, and social changes that teenage boys undergo during adolescence.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

From Boys to Men

From Boys to Men

It is not just the expression of emotions that creates a dilemma for boys and men.
Boys' fears of being too vulnerable have been programmed into us for millennia.
For many of us guys, childhood was filled with coaches, fathers, and other male ...

Author: Bret Stephenson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781594777172

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 456

A guide to restoring the successful models used by ancient cultures the world over to raise adolescent boys • Explains the negative effects of Western youth culture and how it can be transformed • Offers instructions for integrating basic rites of passage into modern family life and youth programs For tens of thousands of years all across the globe, societies have been coping with raising adolescents. Why is it then that native cultures never had the need for juvenile halls, residential treatment centers, mood-altering drugs, or boot camps? How did they avoid the high incidence of teen violence America is experiencing, and how did they prevent their youth from relying on drugs and alcohol, the use of which has become so prevalent in Western society? In From Boys to Men, Bret Stephenson shows readers that older cultures didn’t magically avoid adolescence; instead they developed successful rituals and rites of passage for sculpting teen boys into healthy young men. From Aleutian Eskimos to Polynesian Islanders, from tribal Africans to Australian Aborigines, each culture found archetypal ways to initiate their boys into the adult community. Stephenson explains the basics of rites of passage and offers insight into how to reintroduce these successful practices and traditional understandings into modern family life and programs for youth. He discusses the damaging effects of our youth culture and the negative teen products that are fueled by corporate America and reveals how we can counteract these negative forces by using meaningful rites of passage to create a society with happy and healthy adolescent boys.
Categories: Family & Relationships

From Boys to Men

From Boys to Men

FOREWORD rom Boys to Men is A moving story of an innocent, happy-go- X
lucky adolescent confronted by the harsh realities of boot camp and the horrors of
military action. As his therapist, it was my privilege to walk alongside the author
as ...

Author: Ross Hesom

Publisher: Ross Hesom

ISBN: 0981207901

Category: Angola

Page: 221

View: 566

A biographical account of recovery from PTSD as a result of time spent as a conscript in the South African Defence Force during the Angolan Bush War.
Categories: Angola

The Mau Within From Boys to Men

The Mau Within  From Boys to Men

Faima Tasi asked the girls if they could see the man following the wagon. They
nodded then fell asleep tired from carrying the bodies down to the beach.
Ignoring the sleeping girls, Faima Tasi waved at the handsome man who had a
dimpled ...

Author: Angie La'ulu

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781471021466

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Boys to Men

Boys to Men

This book is a Bible study guide designed specifically for men who want to build their spiritual strength.

Author: Tim Gray

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 1931018022

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 120

View: 591

This book is a Bible study guide designed specifically for men who want to build their spiritual strength. Each chapter focuses on a different virtue necessary to help raise up a generation of godly men. Virtues include: prudence; justice; fortitude; temperance; faith; hope; love.
Categories: Conduct of life

From Boys to Men

From Boys to Men

An anthology of the experiences of young homosexual men includes essays by such contributors as Alex Chee, Aaron Hamburger, and Karl Soehnlein and offers insight into how each discovered and experienced their differences as children and ...

Author: Robert R. Williams

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0786716320

Category: Social Science

Page: 308

View: 220

An anthology of the experiences of young homosexual men includes essays by such contributors as Alex Chee, Aaron Hamburger, and Karl Soehnlein and offers insight into how each discovered and experienced their differences as children and young adults. Original.
Categories: Social Science

Boys to Men

Boys to Men

Stories of Men Who Served Aboard the USS Perkins During World War II William
P. Mitchell. enemy and our actions were based upon such information. I had to be
re-briefed by the officers just prior to take off, or while we were out— bound.

Author: William P. Mitchell

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595260553

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 168

View: 561

Boys to Men is a fascinating account of life in America from before the great depression through World War II and beyond. A common thread is present, due to the fact that all these stories are vividly depicted by some of the crew, as well as a former Lieutenant on the USS Perkins during the war. Each author brings a different background and flavor to the book. From life aboard the ship during normal operations, to the horrors of battle and her ultimate sinking in 1943, these pages are a tribute to the brave men that served aboard the USS Perkins. Stories include everything from slices of life in America during hard, but simpler times, to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Inside is a moving first hand account by a Lieutenant of the Perkins, who also served aboard the USS Oklahoma during the Pearl Harbor attack and narrowly escaped with his life. Detailed descriptions of combat at sea, to life after the Navy, paint a complete picture of a generation filled with great difficulties and even greater successes. The Perkins was a vessel instrumental in transporting her crew on vast journeys to and from exotic and not so exotic destinations. Like the ship, these stories cover a great deal of time and territory. Although she slipped into the darkness to rest forever in depths of a silent watery grave, the Perkins first took these men on perhaps the greatest journey of all the journey from boys to men.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Boys to Men

Boys to Men

Offers a path toward manhood for disadvantaged young men while presenting a constructive approach for parents who want to open a dialogue with their growing sons In the past four years, Williams has traveled the country speaking to youth ...

Author: Gregory Alan-Williams

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN: UCAL:B4112489

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 205

View: 207

Offers a path toward manhood for disadvantaged young men while presenting a constructive approach for parents who want to open a dialogue with their growing sons
Categories: Family & Relationships

Boys To Men The Complete Guide for National Servicemen

Boys To Men  The Complete Guide for National Servicemen

Author: Roger Tian

Publisher: Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd

ISBN: 9789814516723

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 137

View: 173

National Service (NS) is a defining part of the Singapore identity and it has been the rite of passage for every Singaporean son since 1967. Boys to Men: The Complete Guide for National Servicemen, put together by a team of professionals that includes doctors, exercise specialists, sports scientists, physiotherapists and military personnel, offers pragmatic advice for young men making the transition from civilian to National Serviceman. The invaluable information for physical and psychological well-being in this authoritative book will not just motivate readers, it promises to guide every enlistee through this major life event. What you will find in this book:• Illustrated exercises to improve strength and flexibility • Drills to improve running performance • Dietary tips and guidelines • Training techniques to ace the IPPT • A pre-enlistment conditioning programme
Categories: Health & Fitness

Boys to Men in the Shadow of AIDS

Boys to Men in the Shadow of AIDS

From an early age, the men in this study felt under pressure to demonstrate a
risky kind of masculinity to themselves, and to others, especially other boys. As
young children, and as pupils at primary and secondary school, they learned sex
and ...

Author: A. Simpson

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230620711

Category: Social Science

Page: 243

View: 694

This ethnography charts the lives of mission-educated men in Zambia and their search for meaning in the AIDS pandemic, as well as their responses to prevention and HIV testing. It also suggests how hegemonic masculinities may begin to be re-figured and gender relationships redesigned.
Categories: Social Science

Cow Boys and Cattle Men

Cow Boys and Cattle Men

Richard King, by all accounts a somewhat rough man, was nothing but
affectionate toward his children, calling them his “Pets ... But self-reliance was an
important part of a masculine identity and it was essential for boys to break away
from the ...

Author: Jacqueline M. Moore

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814757406

Category: History

Page: 281

View: 707

Cowboys are an American legend, but despite ubiquity in history and popular culture, misperceptions abound. Technically, a cowboy worked with cattle, as a ranch hand, while his boss, the cattleman, owned the ranch. Jacqueline M. Moore casts aside romantic and one-dimensional images of cowboys by analyzing the class, gender, and labor histories of ranching in Texas during the second half of the nineteenth century. As working-class men, cowboys showed their masculinity through their skills at work as well as public displays in town. But what cowboys thought was manly behavior did not always match those ideas of the business-minded cattlemen, who largely absorbed middle-class masculine ideals of restraint. Real men, by these standards, had self-mastery over their impulses and didn’t fight, drink, gamble or consort with "unsavory" women. Moore explores how, in contrast to the mythic image, from the late 1870s on, as the Texas frontier became more settled and the open range disappeared, the real cowboys faced increasing demands from the people around them to rein in the very traits that Americans considered the most masculine. Published in Cooperation with the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies, Southern Methodist University.
Categories: History

The Men and the Boys

The Men and the Boys

"This book breaks new ground and expands the discourse on masculinities. Connell is an energetic scholar whose eclectic internationalist, sociological, historical, and even psychoanalytic perspectives are important to hear.

Author: R. W. Connell

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520228693

Category: Social Science

Page: 259

View: 550

"This book breaks new ground and expands the discourse on masculinities. Connell is an energetic scholar whose eclectic internationalist, sociological, historical, and even psychoanalytic perspectives are important to hear. Probably no other scholar writing on masculinity has such a broad grasp."—Tim Beneke, author of Proving Manhood "Connell has provided a much needed nudge to current scholarship on masculinities by showing the way toward larger global theorization. The Men and the Boys is an outstanding work that will be very well received."—Michael A. Messner, University of Southern California "Bob Connell is arguably the most influential male social scientist writing about masculinities today. And this colection of essays shows him in top form. Connell is a most adept theorist who can synthesize micro and macro, structural and personal, individual bodies and the body social, and, even more ambitiously, the global and—literally!—the microbial. This is a truly important book."— Michael Kimmel, author of Manhood in America and The Gendered Society "Bob Connell is the most fertile, astute and influential analyst of the myriad and messy meanings of masculinities on the planet. The Men and the Boys boldly extends the scope, depth and power of the foundational work he laid in Masculinities to address the most urgent and difficult questions about global gender and injustice of our time. Dare I label it a heroic work?"—Judith Stacey, author of Brave New Families
Categories: Social Science

Men to Boys

Men to Boys

Despite all the images of men that I saw while growing up, many of my father's
generation could not measure up. They could not cope with the ambiguities of
modern maturity and fatherhood or simply rejected their virtues. My father's story
of ...

Author: Gary S. Cross

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231144315

Category: Social Science

Page: 316

View: 478

Men today delay marriage and responsibility deep into their 20s or 30s, preferring instead to hold fast to the pleasures of youth. Instead of blaming the young or glorifying the past, Cross studies the attitudes and cultures of three generations of men, linking their rebellion against maturity to parallel shifts in American culture.
Categories: Social Science

Masculinity and Western Musical Practice

Masculinity and Western Musical Practice

Medieval society was essentially patriarchal , but the position of men within it –
and thus the construction and expression ... Ruth Mazo Karras , From Boys to
Men : Formations of Masculinity in Late Medieval Europe ( Philadelphia , PA ,
2003 ) .

Author: Ian D. Biddle

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 075466239X

Category: Music

Page: 333

View: 952

In other disciplines within the arts and humanities, 'men's studies' is a well-established field. Musicology has only recently begun to address music's engagement with masculinity and as a result has sometimes thereby failed to recognise its own discursive misogyny. This book does not seek to cover the field comprehensively but, rather, to explore in detail some of the ways in which musical practices do the cultural work of masculinity.
Categories: Music

Men From Boys

Men From Boys

The man in the helmet stopped. spun and, pulling an automatic pistol frotn his
waistband. pointed it at lles, perhaps a Browning l40 DA. The A.C'.C. swung
himself hard to one side and crouched as the gun fired. Then he leaned far
forward and ...

Author: John Harvey

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446492215

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 274

Short stories from the masters of crime fiction. Little is perfect for the men in these seventeen crime stories and nothing is straightforward. The worlds they inhabit are as different as a deprived London housing estate and a rundown jazz joint in Manhattan, but each of them is striving to determine what is right, what will give them dignity, what will earn them self-respect. Some succeed. Others fail. In this acclaimed collection of stories, John Harvey has gathered together some of the very best names in contemporary crime writing. Together these writers answer what it is to be a father, a son, a man. Authors are: Mark Billingham, Lawrence Block, Michael Connelly, Jeffery Deaver, John Harvey, Reginald Hill. Bill James, Dennis Lehane, Bill Moody, George P. Pelecanos, Peter Robinson, James Sallis, John Straley, Brian Thompson, Don Winslow, Daniel Woodrell, and a novella by Andrew Coburn.
Categories: Fiction

That s My Teenage Son

That s My Teenage Son

"This excellent book will help you understand why your son is acting the way he acts. Rick Johnson gives you great insight into the inner workings of boys' brains and bodies. I highly recommend this book.

Author: Rick Johnson

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 9780800733841

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 272

View: 625

Bestselling author of That's My Son now helps moms use their considerable influence to help their teenage sons become good men.
Categories: Family & Relationships