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What is Masculinity? Why Does it Matter? And Other Big Questions

What is Masculinity? Why Does it Matter? And Other Big Questions

by Jeffrey Boakye and Darren Chetty
Hardback
Publication Date: 09/07/2019
  $40.25

A highly topical look at the subject of masculinity, encouraging readers to think for themselves about the issues involved

Masculinity is being discussed more than ever before, in a range of contexts. People talk about 'toxic masculinity', claim that there is a crisis in masculinity or argue that we need to 'reclaim masculinity'. There have always been many ways of being a man, and many people who have claimed that there are correct and incorrect ways of being a man.

This important and timely book looks at the big questions surrounding definitions of masculinity, and discusses where ideas of masculinity have come from and the effects of gender stereotyping. The authors and contributors share their experiences of and perspectives on masculinity and invite readers to think for themselves about the issues involved.

ISBN:
9781526308146
9781526308146
Category:
Personal & social issues (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Hardback
Publication Date:
09-07-2019
Language:
English
Publisher:
Hachette Children's Group
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
48
Dimensions (mm):
244x172x9mm
Weight:
0.31kg
Jeffrey Boakye

Jeffrey Boakye is a writer and teacher originally from Brixton in south London, now living in Yorkshire with his wife and two sons. He has a particular interest in issues surrounding education, race and popular culture. Jeffrey has taught English in secondary schools and sixth form colleges since 2007.

His first book, Hold Tight: Black Masculinity, Millennials, and the Meaning of Grime was published in 2017. Black, Listed is is his second book.

Darren Chetty

Darren Chetty taught in London primary schools for twenty years before becoming a Teaching Fellow at UCL Institute of Education. Darren's award-winning research focuses on philosophy for children, multiculturalism and racism. He is the author of the essay 'You Can't Say That! Stories Have to be About White People' in the British Book Award-shortlisted anthology The Good Immigrant, edited by Nikesh Shukla.

Darren reviews and writes about children's literature for Books for Keeps and is an educational consutant. He co-hosts, with Ty and PoetCurious, a Hip-Hop talk show on Soho Radio, and, since 2011, has convened the "UK #HipHopEd"Seminar Series for artists, teachers, activists and academics with an interest in the relationship between education and Hip-Hop culture.

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