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Nine lives : adolescent masculinities, the body, and violence

Author: James W Messerschmidt
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018. ©2000
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Nine Lives, written by one of the most respected authorities on the subject of gender and crime, provides an account of the connection among adolescent masculinities, the body, peer abuse in schools, and violence. Drawing on penetrating life-history interviews of nine white working-class teenage boys, James W. Messerschmidt unravels some of the mysteries of teenage violence. The book is a comparative analysis of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(OCoLC)1099829285
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Messerschmidt, James W.
Nine lives.
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2000
(DLC) 99045726
(OCoLC)42296731
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James W Messerschmidt
ISBN: 0429037384 9780429037382 9780429741654 0429741650 9780429721649 0429721641 9780429701634 0429701632
OCLC Number: 1104066872
Description: 1 online resource (x, 158 pages)
Contents: Structured Action Theory 6 --
A Theorized Life History 14 --
2 Sam, John, and Zack 25 --
3 Hugh, Perry, and Lenny 51 --
4 From Predisposition to Violent Event 81 --
Family, School, and Violent Predispositions 82 --
Schooling, the Body, and Motivation for Violence 90 --
Violent Events 98 --
5 Jerry, Dennis, and Alan 107 --
6 Nonviolence and Social Change 133 --
Violent Versus Nonviolent Boys 133 --
Difference with Equality 139.
Responsibility: James W. Messerschmidt.

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"Nine Lives, written by one of the most respected authorities on the subject of gender and crime, provides an account of the connection among adolescent masculinities, the body, peer abuse in schools, and violence. Drawing on penetrating life-history interviews of nine white working-class teenage boys, James W. Messerschmidt unravels some of the mysteries of teenage violence. The book is a comparative analysis of male sex offenders, assaultive offenders, and nonviolent boys, and has implications for understanding and preventing such national tragedies as the recent school shootings in the United States." "In this study, Messerschmidt literally walks in the shoes of these boys - talks to them in-depth about their experiences - and learns what they actually did and experienced in their lives that resulted in sexual or assaultive violence or nonviolence."--

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