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The Resource Gender, heterosexuality, and youth violence : the struggle for recognition, James W. Messerschmidt

Gender, heterosexuality, and youth violence : the struggle for recognition, James W. Messerschmidt

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Gender, heterosexuality, and youth violence : the struggle for recognition
Title
Gender, heterosexuality, and youth violence
Title remainder
the struggle for recognition
Statement of responsibility
James W. Messerschmidt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In Gender, Heterosexuality, and Youth Violence, James W. Messerschmidt unravels some of the mysteries of teenage violence. Written by one of the most respected scholars on the subject of gendered crime, this book provides a fascinating account of the connections among adolescent masculinities and femininities, bullying in schools, the body, heterosexuality, and violence and nonviolence. After an introduction that lays out key concepts, including a revised structured action theory, Messerschmidt shares six compelling life-histories of white working-class boys and girls who have all been victims of severe forms of bullying at school. The book is unique in its comparative approach between violent and nonviolent youth, between boys and girls as offenders and non-offenders, between assaultive and sexual violence, and among a variety of masculinities and femininities. It also addresses how heterosexuality is related to sex, gender, and certain forms of violence or non-violence. The penetrating life histories are partially drawn from Messerschmid's previous books Nine Lives and Flesh and Blood, as well as several completely new life-history interviews. The book's cutting-edge conceptualization of these life histories provides novel insight into the vexing question of youth violence
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Messerschmidt, James W
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Youth and violence
  • Body image in adolescence
  • Sex differences (Psychology) in adolescence
  • Heterosexuality
Label
Gender, heterosexuality, and youth violence : the struggle for recognition, James W. Messerschmidt
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Theory and method -- Assaultive violence: Lenny and Kelly -- Sexual violence: Sam and Kristen -- Nonviolence: Jerry and Karen -- Conclusion -- References -- Index
Control code
ocn756592512
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 207 p.
Isbn
9781442213708
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012000836
System control number
(OCoLC)756592512
Label
Gender, heterosexuality, and youth violence : the struggle for recognition, James W. Messerschmidt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Theory and method -- Assaultive violence: Lenny and Kelly -- Sexual violence: Sam and Kristen -- Nonviolence: Jerry and Karen -- Conclusion -- References -- Index
Control code
ocn756592512
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
x, 207 p.
Isbn
9781442213708
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012000836
System control number
(OCoLC)756592512

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