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Dying to be Men: Youth, Masculinity and Social Exclusion

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One of the first comparative reflections of its kind, this book examines the challenges that young men face when trying to grow up in societies where violence is the norm. Barker, who has worked directly with low-income youth and witnessed first hand the violence he describes, provides a compelling account of the young men's struggles. He discusses the problems these men f ...more
Paperback, 194 pages
Published April 21st 2005 by Routledge
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This book comes mainly from a sociological perspective that questions the norms and sterotypes surrounding what it means to become a 'man' in a variety of settings around the world. The beauty of this text is that it does not satisfy itself with a focus on what is wrong with men in the world; instead it attempts to discover and explain the social aspects that contribute to the abhorrant behaviour that creates this demonised version of manhood.

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