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.
Author: Ruth Mazo Karras
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
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.
More than an anthology of coming out stories, From Boys to Men is a stunning collection of essays about what it is like to be gay and young, to be different and be aware of that difference from the earliest of ages.
Author: Ted Gideonse
Publisher: Da Capo Press
More than an anthology of coming out stories, From Boys to Men is a stunning collection of essays about what it is like to be gay and young, to be different and be aware of that difference from the earliest of ages. In these memoirs, coming out is less important than coming of age and coming to the realization that young gay people experience the world in ways quite unlike straight boys. Whether it is a fascination with soap opera, an intense sensitivity to their own difference, or an obsession with a certain part of the male anatomy, gay kids — or kids who would eventually identify as gay — have an indefinable but unmistakable gay sensibility. Sometimes the result is funny, sometimes it is harrowing, and often it is deeply moving. Essays by lauded young writers like Alex Chee (Edinburgh), Aaron Hamburger (Faith for Beginners), Karl Soehnlein (The World of Normal Boys), Trebor Healy (Through It Came Bright Colors), Tom Dolby (The Trouble Boy), David Bahr, and Austin Bunn, are collected along with those by brilliant, newcomers such as Michael McAllister, Jason Tougaw, Viet Dinh, and the wildly popular blogger, Joe.My.God.
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
Category: Family & Relationships
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
Author: Innocent B Hondo ChirawuPublish On: 2020-06-23
At the end of both Part One and Two of the book, the author provides an opportunity for the reader to, just as he himself did at the age of ninteeen, consider placing their faith in Jesus Christ and accept Him as their personal Lord and ...
Author: Innocent B Hondo Chirawu
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
From Boys to Men Part One & Part Two is basically an account of some of the experiences which were encountered by the author mainly from the time he was aged twelve right up to his adulthood. There is a deliberate effort by the author, to shade a picture of a metarmorphosis or transformation of his life as part and parcel of his journey from childhood to adulthood, hence, the catch title 'From Boys to Men'. Besides talking about his village life as a Nyachuru primary school going lad until that was shaken by the then Rhodesian 'protected village/Kipi curfew life', the author talked at great length about his life as a Howard secondary school boarder. Unlike Part Two whereby the author, quoting a lot of Bible verses is basically attempts to directly inspire, motivate, teach and share what he views as stubborn faith as well as consencration in the 'Born Again' believer' journey to Heaven, in Part One he uses a different approach. The approach in Part One, although it sounds dominantly autobigraphical, the author, once in blue moon though, also utilised his creative and imaginary writing skills for the sake of emphasis or clarity of the picture of both the actual and possible phenomena in his past, be it dialogues, conversations or whatever incidents. Obviously , a detailed or graphic memories some of the conversations and some of the incidents which transpired during those past decades at times may not have been as fresh as the time they took place. The author tried his best to remember all that he could remember to make his account not only a complete story but also an interesting story to read. At the end of both Part One and Two of the book, the author provides an opportunity for the reader to, just as he himself did at the age of ninteeen, consider placing their faith in Jesus Christ and accept Him as their personal Lord and Saviour too.
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.
Category: Family & Relationships
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
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
Category: Health & Fitness
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.
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
Category: Conduct of life
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.
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
Author: Ross Hesom
Publisher: Ross Hesom
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.
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
Category: Social Science
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.
"If you are the parent of a boy . . . this is the book you need . . . insightful, enlightened, practical." —Peggy Orenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Boys & Sex From the dad who created the viral tweet supporting his son ...
Author: Aaron Gouveia
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Family & Relationships
"If you are the parent of a boy . . . this is the book you need . . . insightful, enlightened, practical." —Peggy Orenstein, New York Times bestselling author of Boys & Sex From the dad who created the viral tweet supporting his son wearing nail polish, this essential parenting guide shares 36 parenting tips for battling gender norms, bringing down "man up" culture, and helping sons realize their potential. Our boys are in a crisis. Toxic masculinity and tough guy-ism are on display daily from our leaders, and we see anger, dysfunction, violence, and depression in young men who are suffocated by harmful social codes. Our young sons are told to stop throwing like a girl. They hear phrases like “man up” when they cry. They are told “boys will be boys” when they behave badly. The “Girl Power” movement has encouraged women to be whoever and do whatever they want, but that sentiment is not often extended to boys. Just watch the bullying when boys try ballet, paint their fingernails, or play with a doll. But we can treat this problem—and the power lies in the hands of parents. It's not only possible to raise boys who aren't emotionally stifled and shoved into stereotypical gender boxes; it's vital if we want a generation of men who can express their emotions, respect women, and help nurse society back to a halfway healthy place. We can reframe manhood. From Aaron Gouveia, who gained viral fame after tweeting his support for his son’s painted fingernails (and who knows toxic masculinity very well), learn practical and actionable tips such as: Don’t accept different standards for moms and dads Teach boys that “girl” is not an insult and retire phrases like “boys will be boys” Show boys that expressing their emotions and being physical is a good thing Let boys pursue nontraditional interests and hobbies Talk to boys about consent and privilege Model healthy and respectful relationships for boys to emulate Penned with equal parts humor, biting snark, and lived advice, Raising Boys to Be Good Men is the essential parenting guide for raising sons to realize their potential outside the box.
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
Category: Family & Relationships
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.
As extreme as it sounds, our entire future hinges on the ability to raise a practical version of a biblical man. Boys To Men - The Lost Art of the Rite of Passage is the tool a father needs to achieve that goal.
Author: Allen Jones
It is a complex world in 2012 we are raising our sons in. It is clear with just a cursory look around that we have lost our way in raising up real men. It is evident in every segment of our society. Our sons are raw material in our hands, and raising a real man is an intentional, thoughtful process that we cannot ignore any longer. As extreme as it sounds, our entire future hinges on the ability to raise a practical version of a biblical man. Boys To Men - The Lost Art of the Rite of Passage is the tool a father needs to achieve that goal. Integrating personal experience with biblical truth has produced a truly helpful work.
Knocked by the shoulder of the now cocky Kelly, Sergeant Wilson watched as the
men marched up the stairs into the girls' ... Ms Moore stood in the doorway
blocking the officers from entering the The Mau Within: From Boys to Men by
This is a story of the World War I and World War II mobilization barracks built by the Quartermaster Corps staff, contractors, union laborers, and professional advisors who, when everything hit the fan, did the impossible.
Author: Andrew Tabak
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
This is a story of the World War I and World War II mobilization barracks built by the Quartermaster Corps staff, contractors, union laborers, and professional advisors who, when everything hit the fan, did the impossible. Camp Devens was carved from stands of scrub pines in central Massachusetts in 1917 as one of 16 National Army Cantonments that were needed to mobilize an army for World War I . This is the story of how a downsized, antiquated army rushed to provide housing for an army that was on requisition, to fight battles that had already been scheduled. In 90 days, a military city was planned, built, and occupied. And then as one war passed, troops went home, budgets were cut again, and the camp was all but forgotten...until the next war. In 1940, the place, now called Fort Devens, was again needed to mobilize an army that was already requisitioned. The barracks, and other buildings, from the 1917 horse drawn army had burned, or rotted, or been torn down. New facilities for a new motorized army were needed. Again, in only about 90 days a new military city was built on the same footprint as the old city. The 1940 construction was a little more durable and better cared for. The last of the World War II barracks at Fort Devens would stand until 2006.
In this timely new volume, Bob Connell - one of the world's leading authorities on masculinity - helps us to understand these developments, and make sense of the multiplying issues about men and boys.
Author: Raewyn W. Connell
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Category: Social Science
In recent years, questions about men and boys have aroused remarkable media interest, public concern and controversy. Across the world, health services are noticing the relevance of men’s gender to problems as diverse as road accidents, diet and sexually transmitted disease. Teachers are increasingly preoccupied with the poor educational performance of boys, and criminologists have begun to explore why men and boys continue to dominate the crime statistics. In this timely new volume, one of the world’s leading authorities on masculinity helps us to understand these developments, and make sense of the multiplying issues about men and boys. Five years on from the publication of the seminal study Masculinities, this book reflects on the growing social scientific research in this area. Connell assesses its strengths and weaknesses and explores its implications for contemporary problems from boys’ education and men’s health to international peacemaking. Written in a lively and accessible way, this book will be essential reading for all students of sociology, politics and gender studies, as well as anyone interested in the future of gender relations.
It is the story of how the truths of gay life are handed down from gay generation to gay generation. It is the story of what separates the men from the boys.
Author: William J. Mann
Jeff O’Brien - bright, good-looking, and inching dangerously past thirty, is caught between two generations, the Baby Boomers and Generation X. He’s been with his partner, Lloyd, for seven years now, but when Lloyd announces that there’s no passion left between them, Jeff is sent into something of an existential frenzy. Desperate not to end up alone, Jeff haunts the dance floor and roadside rest stops, finding both the sordid and the sublime in anonymous encounters. But it’s love he’s after, so ultimately it’s his bittersweet romance in Provincetown with Eduardo, twenty-two and a vision of gorgeous, wide-eyed youth, that lingers in his mind and seems to hold the answers he seeks. This is a story of a man coming to terms with the accelerating ambiguity of his world, where men die young but old age is actively devalued. It is the story of gay life today, the life being led by thousands of men trying desperately to keep up, and to discover if anything really unites gay men other than desire. It is the story of how the truths of gay life are handed down from gay generation to gay generation. It is the story of what separates the men from the boys.
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
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.