Social Relations in a Super-Diverse Context
Hardcover ISBN: 1137033304
Urban areas in the UK and beyond have seen significant changes in patterns of immigration, leading to profound diversification. This diversification is characterized by not only the multiplication of people of different national origins, but also differentiations regarding migration histories, religions, educational backgrounds, legal statuses and socio-economic backgrounds. How has this diversification of diversity, also described as 'super-diversity', impacted on social life on the local level? How do people get along in a context where almost everybody comes from elsewhere? This book presents an in-depth study of super-diversity on the local level. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork in the London Borough of Hackney, Wessendorf shows that diversity in this context has become commonplace. Rather than experiencing it as something particularly unusual, local residents see diversity as a normal part of everyday life. This book presents a vivid account of the daily doings and social relations among Hackney's residents and how they pragmatically negotiate difference in their everyday lives.
Contemporary Perspectives on Masculinity
Men, Women, and Politics in Modern Society
2nd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0813327016
This newly updated edition surveys the range of responses to feminism that men have made and puts political theory at the center of men’s awareness of their own masculinity. In clear and insightful language, Professor Clatterbaugh surveys not just conservative, liberal, and radical views of masculinity, but also the alternatives offered by the men’s rights movement, spiritual growth advocates, and black and gay rights activists. Each of these is explored both as a theoretical perspective and as a social movement, and each offers distinctive responses to the questions posed. New chapters on the Promise Keepers, Million Man March, and gay rights along with an updated bibliography ensure timeliness, and Clatterbaugh treats all views with fairness as he develops and defends a vision of men and masculinity consistent with feminist ideals and a just society.
Counseling Gay Men, Adolescents, and Boys
A Strengths-Based Guide for Helping Professionals and Educators
Paperback ISBN: 0415509416
Provides practitioners and educators with critical information needed to help navigate the therapeutic and educational terrain of working with gay males. While other books address a broad range of issues when working with LGBTQ individuals, this volume devotes its focus to the specific needs of gay boys, adolescents, and men. This book also presents an important perspective about individuals who identify as bisexual and transgender, and examines the intersection between gender and sexual orientation --
The Dad Dialogues
A Correspondence on Fatherhood and the Universe
Paperback ISBN: 155152662x
In this unique book of correspondence, two men from different generations write to each other about the burdens, anxieties, and singular joys of parenthood. Thirtysomething Charles Demers and 80-year-old George Bowering are both celebrated authors and the best of friends, and soon both will be the fathers of daughters. The letters begin as Charles and his wife discover they will become parents; he expresses his hopes and fears of impending fatherhood, compounded by his OCD and his own father's illness, while George recalls his own experiences raising a daughter in the 1970s and his own anxieties about bringing a child into a troubled world. Together, their thoughtful, funny, candid missives reveal what fathers know (or don't know) about raising daughters, as well as themselves and each other. Their combined observations make for a passionate, funny and moving portrait of fatherhood in all its imperfect, beautiful glory. George Bowering is Canada's first poet laureate and an officer of the Order of Canada. He is the author of more than eighty books, the most recent of which include The Hockey Scribbler, Writing the Okanagan, and Pinboy. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. Charles Demers is a comedian, performer, and writer. His previous books are The Horrors (Douglas & McIntyre) and Vancouver Special (Arsenal). He lives in Vancouver, where he teaches writing at the University of British Columbia.
The Descent of Man
Paperback ISBN: 0143131656
An award-winning artist, using wit and wisdom, contemplates what it means to be male in the 21st century, exploring what masculinity is—from sex to power; from fashion to careers prospects—and what it could become. Original.
Do Fathers Matter?
What Science Is Telling Us About the Parent We've Overlooked
Paperback ISBN: 0374535353
The Psychology Today "About Fathers" blogger and author of Acquainted With the Night explores fatherhood from psychological, genetic and neuroscience perspectives to challenge misperceptions and demonstrate the profound impact of fathers on children's lives. 40,000 first printing.
Doing the Best I Can
Fatherhood in the Inner City
Hardcover ISBN: 0520274067
Examines the shifting paradigm of unmarried fatherhood in inner cities in the United States, citing how economic and cultural changes have transformed the meaning of fatherhood among the urban poor.
Dude, You're a Fag
Masculinity and Sexuality in High School
Paperback ISBN: 0520252306
A perceptive ethnographic study explores the complex issues of gender identity and sexuality in high school, in a study based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, looking at the definition of masculinity in terms of both a field of meaning and as a set of social practices. Simultaneous.