Packaging boyhood : saving our sons from superheroes, slackers, and other media stereotypes / Lyn Mikel Brown, Sharon Lamb, and Mark Tappan.

Author
Brown, Lyn Mikel, 1956- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2009.
Description
xii, 340 p. ; 25 cm.

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Summary note
"From the authors of Packaging Girlhood comes a look at the narrow version of boyhood that is sold to our sons - and what you can do about it. Today's media and marketers besiege boys with a steady diet of negative imagery that encourages slacking over studying, competition over teamwork, power over empowerment, and being cool over being yourself. From cartoons to videogames to Halloween costumes, boys are fed stereotypes about what it means to be a man, including messages about violence, risk taking, and perfecting an image of just not caring." "Straight from the mouths of more than six hundred boys surveyed from across the United States, the authors offer a look at what boys are watching, reading, hearing, and doing. Packaging Boyhood provides guidance on how to talk with your son about these troubling images and offers the tools and information you need to help him resist these stereotypes and be his unique self."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-317) and index.
Contents
  • Big, bold, and branded: what boys wear
  • Super size me: what boys watch
  • It's a guy thing: what boys read
  • Do you hear what I hear?: what boys listen to
  • Wanna play?: what boys do
  • Rebel, resist, and refuse: conversations with our sons.
ISBN
  • 9780312379391
  • 0312379390
LCCN
^^2009016923
OCLC
317928672
RCP
H - O
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