Packaging Boyhood

Saving Our Sons from Superheroes, Slackers, and Other Media Stereotypes

Lyn Mikel Brown, Ed.D., Sharon Lamb, Ed.D., and Mark Tappan, Ed.D.

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Player. Jock. Slacker. Competitor. Superhero. Goofball. Boys are besieged by images in the media that encourage slacking over studying; competition over teamwork; power over empower - ment; and being cool over being yourself. From cartoons to video games, boys are bombarded with stereotypes about what it means to be a boy, including messages about violence, risktaking, and perfecting an image of just not caring.
Straight from the mouths of over 600 boys surveyed from across the U.S., the authors offer parents a long, hard look at what boys are watch ing, reading, hearing, and doing. They give parents advice on how to talk with their sons about these troubling images and provide them with tools to help their sons resist these mes sages and be their unique selves.

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Lyn Mikel Brown, Ed.D., Sharon Lamb, Ed.D., and Mark Tappan, Ed.D.

LYN MIKEL BROWN, ED.D., Professor of Education at Colby College, is the author of Girlfighting and Raising Their Voices. SHARON LAMB, ED.D., Professor of Psychology at Saint Michael’s College, is the author of The Secret Lives of Girls and Sex, Therapy, and Kids. MARK TAPPAN, ED.D., Professor of Education at Colby College, writes about boys’ development and education, and conducts workshops for parents and teachers on the impact of media on boys.

Sharon Lamb, Ed.D.
Lyn Mikel Brown, Ed.D.
Mark Tappan, Ed.D.

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Packaging Boyhood
Saving Our Sons from Superheroes, Slackers, and Other Media Stereotypes
Lyn Mikel Brown, Ed.D., Sharon Lamb, Ed.D., and Mark Tappan, Ed.D.

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St. Martin's Press
October 2009
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ISBN: 9781429983259
ISBN10: 1429983256
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 320 pages
$12.99

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St. Martin's Press
October 2009
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ISBN: 9780312379391
ISBN10: 0312379390
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 320 pages
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