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  • Adolescent Boys: Exploring Diverse Cultures of Boyhood
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  • Niobe Way
  • 2004
  • Published by: NYU Press
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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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  1. Cover
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  1. Title, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. Foreword
  2. Michael Kimmel
  3. pp. xi-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. Part I Identity Development
  1. 1 Hmong American Masculinities: Creating New Identities in the United States
  2. Stacey J. Lee
  3. pp. 13-30
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  1. 2 Frames of Self: Capturing Working-Class British Boys’ Identities through Photographs
  2. Barbara M. Walker
  3. pp. 31-58
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  1. 3 Boys in Men’s Clothing: Racial Socialization and Neighborhood Safety as Buffers to Hypervulnerability in African American Adolescent Males
  2. Howard C. Stevenson
  3. pp. 59-77
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  1. 4 A Relational Perspective on Adolescent Boys’ Identity Development
  2. Judy Y. Chu
  3. pp. 78-106
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  1. Part II Family Relationships
  1. 5 Experiences of Trust with Parents: A Qualitative Investigation of African American, Latino, and Asian American Boys from Low-Income Families
  2. Elena D. Jeffries
  3. pp. 107-128
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  1. 6 Psychological Well-Being, School Adjustment, and Problem Behavior among Chinese Adolescent Boys from Poor Families: Does Family Functioning Matter?
  2. Daniel T. L. Shek
  3. pp. 129-143
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  1. 7 The Role of Father Support in the Prediction of Suicidal Ideation among Black Adolescent Males
  2. Darian B. Tarver, Naima T. Wong, Harold W. Neighbors, and Marc A. Zimmerman
  3. pp. 144-166
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  1. Part III Friends and Peers
  1. 8 Intimacy, Desire, and Distrust in the Friendships of Adolescent Boys
  2. Niobe Way
  3. pp. 167-196
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  1. 9 Peer Relationships among Chinese Boys: A Cross-Cultural Perspective
  2. Xinyin Chen, Violet Kaspar, Yuqing Zhang, Li Wang, and Shujie Zheng
  3. pp. 197-218
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  1. 10 The Influence of Peer Experiences on Bravado Attitudes among African American Males
  2. Michael Cunningham and Leah Newkirk Meunier
  3. pp. 219-234
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  1. Part IV Sexuality and Romantic Relationships
  1. 11 Getting Close, Staying Cool: Early Adolescent Boys’ Experiences with Romantic Relationships
  2. Deborah L. Tolman, Renée Spencer, Tricia Harmon, Myra Rosen-Reynoso, and Meg Striepe
  3. pp. 235-255
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  1. 12 Adolescent Boys’ Heterosexual Behavior
  2. Joseph H. Pleck, Freya L. Sonenstein, and Leighton Ku
  3. pp. 256-270
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  1. 13 Boy-on-Boy Sexuality
  2. Ritch C. Savin-Williams
  3. pp. 271-294
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  1. Part V Schooling
  1. 14 Immigrant Boys’ Experiences in U.S. Schools
  2. Carola Suárez-Orozco and Desirée Baolian Qin-Hilliard
  3. pp. 295-316
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  1. 15 Understanding the Exceptions: How Small Schools Support the Achievement of Academically Successful Black Boys
  2. Gilberto Q. Conchas and Pedro A. Noguera
  3. pp. 317-337
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  1. 16 From Preschool to Middle School: The Role of Masculinity in Low-Income Urban Adolescent Boys’ Literacy Skills and Academic Achievement
  2. Michelle V. Porche, Stephanie J. Ross, and Catherine E. Snow
  3. pp. 338-360
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  1. About the Contributors
  2. pp. 361-366
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 367-380
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