1st Edition

Nine Lives Adolescent Masculinities, The Body And Violence

By James Messerschmidt Copyright 2000
    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    170 Pages
    by Routledge

    This book presents the life stories of nine boys to examine the differential use of violence as a resource for "doing masculinity" in specific situations and circumstances thus helping us understand the highly gendered ratio of crime in industrialized societies as well as national tragedies.

    1. Introduction 2. Sam 3. Hugh 4. From Predisposition to Violent Event Family, School, and Violent Predispositions 5. Jerry 6. Nonviolence and Social Change Violent Versus Nonviolent Boys